Even though the regular NFL Combine is over, remember that a few of the Regional Combines are still taking place, including one on Saturday in Minnesota. That is where WR Wendall Williams from the University of the Cumberlands made headlines with his 40-time:
Wendell Williams from University of Cumberlands just broke a record @NFLRegCom running the 40yrd dash in 4.19! #dontstopyafeet— NFLRegionalCombines (@NFLRegCom) March 5, 2016
Wendell Williams from University of Cumberland vertical jump @NFLRegCom was 45.0! #makingdreamscometrue— NFLRegionalCombines (@NFLRegCom) March 5, 2016
In 2008, RB Chris Johnson ran a 4.24, which stood as the fastest time in NFL Combine history. It remains to be seen whether a regional run will be allowed to take over the title in the record books. Williams caught 15 passes for 457 yards (30.5 avg) and 8 touchdowns as a senior. He also had 7 rushes for 205 yards (29.1 YPC) and 3 touchdowns. He returned 24 kickoffs with a 32.4 average and 3 touchdowns. He also returned 6 punts for a 23.5 average and 1 touchdown. Some people might think of Williams as too small for the NFL at 5-10, 175 lbs, but that's exactly what WR Travis Benjamin measures in at. If Williams wasn't on teams' radars before, he will be now.