2. Elijah Holyfield’s Very Bad Day
It was a rough, rough workout for the son of the legendary boxer, Evander.
Holyfield’s game is all about his power, but it was hard for the 5-10, 217-pounder to show that off. The 26 reps on the bench weren’t bad, but he was painfully lacking in the broad jump, failed to hit 30″ in the vertical, and was the slowest running back in the 40 by a mile – only Wisconsin fullback Alec Ingold was slower.
Boise State’s Alexander Mattison ran a 4.67, and LSU’s Nick Brossette ran a 4.72.
Holyfield ran a 4.78.
It was a really, really rough day for two of the other stars in the mix, Florida Atlantic’s Devin Singletary and Iowa State’s David Montgomery. Singletary ran a painful 4.66 40, and Montgomery wasn’t much better with a 4.63.
Worse yet, Singletary hurt his “quicker than fast” tag by not being all that quick in the short and cone drills. Montgomery didn’t run at all in the quickness drills.
But the big thing that flew under the radar overall was …