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Mississippi State’s Cameron Dantzler among tall CBs who ran 4.6 40 or slower at NFL Combine

Cameron Dantzler wants a do-over.

The 6-foot-2, 188-pound cornerback from Mississippi State was one of the tallest defensive backs at the recently completed NFL Combine.

But his 4.64 40 was the second-slowest among all cornerbacks at the Combine, and his vertical leap of 34.5 inches tied Clemson’s A.J. Terrell for the fifth-worst. To make matters worse, draft analysts came away concerned about Dantzler’s length, as he measured 30 5/8-inch arms with a 72 3/8-inch wingspan.

Dantzler was fair in his transitions and caught most of the passes thrown his way, so it wasn’t a complete loss,” writes NFL Media’s Chad Reuter. “Physicality is also one of his primary attributes, which he couldn’t show here. He could end up being a good press corner in the league, but it’s tough to see a team using a top-50 pick on Dantzler at this point.

Dantzler then took to Twitter to talk about his performance.


Mississippi State’s Pro Day is March 26.

Dantzler, though, wasn’t the only tall cornerback who struggled at the 40. Florida State’s Stanford Samuels (6-1, 187; 4.65 40) and Oklahoma State’s A.J. Green (6-1, 202; 4.62) also clocked a 4.60 40 or slower, while Florida Atlantic’s James Pierre (6-0, 183; 4.59) and Nebraska’s Lamar Jackson (6-2, 208; 4.58) came in just below that threshold.

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