Notre Dame WR Kevin Austin Jr. runs incredible 40-yard dash at NFL combine
Former Notre Dame receiver Kevin Austin Jr. ran one of the fastest times of the day at the NFL scouting combine on Thursday.
His 40-yard dash clocked in at 4.37 seconds, which was faster than even Austin expected to run.
Here’s a clip of Austin’s dash:
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Austin also finished fifth in the broad jump and tied for third in the vertical jump, per the NFL’s data.
By all accounts, Austin had a great first day in Indianapolis. He’s proven to be one of the most athletic receivers in this class, which should have a significant impact on his draft stock.
Austin was Notre Dame’s top receiving threat last season. He caught 48 passes for 888 yards and 7 touchdowns. It was his first season as a primary option in the Fighting Irish’s offense, and he certainly delivered.
Austin’s pre-draft process will continue in Indianapolis this week with team meetings, workouts and other activities.
The NFL Draft is April 28-30.