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Speeding into the NFL draft

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The NFL glorified presidential fitness test Combine was held over the weekend. And the SI Cover Boy is getting noticed for not being seen. He’s just too fast.

Appalachian State wide receiver Dexter Jackson did exactly what he had to do today at the NFL Scouting Combine, turning in a blistering 40-yard dash time of 4.27 seconds.

Yes, he made some great plays in college, and although that 4.27 is unofficial — the league hasn’t yet released the official, electronically timed 40s — it appears that Jackson will leave Indianapolis as the fastest player in the 2008 NFL draft.

The has more.

Many viewed Jackson as a quick, rather than fast, receiver, but with his 40 time and the burst and explosiveness he showed in routes, he has people rethinking that statement. He has moved up from being a late-round consideration at the start of the predraft process to a possible second- or third-rounder.

According to this report, Jackson has met with twelve NFL teams, “most notably the Rams, Patriots and Raiders.”

So just how fast is he? Canon can’t capture him. Of the 81 combine photos online, not one features the Human Blur.


  1. Katie Bonk

    February 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm


  2. alex

    February 25, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    officially he ran a 4.37

  3. Thomas Gamble

    February 25, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    4 peat anyone? Dexter Jackson to the Panthers.

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