INDIANAPOLIS (CBS SPORTS) - Texas Longhorns wide receiver Marquise Goodwin had just 26 catches as a senior in Austin, but his speed and athleticism give scouts reason to think he’ll be much more productive in the NFL. When asked how fast he wanted to run in the 40-yard dash, Goodwin kept it simple: “Really fast.”
But just how fast?
“One of the fastest times, if not the fastest,” Goodwin said. “I want to run the fastest ever. That’s my goal.”
Goodwin, whose best time in the 100-meter dash is 10.09, said that he has matched Chris Johnson’s record 4.24 40-yard-dash mark during practice drills. But, more important, he’s looking to impress in the positional drills. The former track star said that he is a football player who just happens to run fast.
“I’ve proved that I have more than just linear speed,” Goodwin said. “I have good hands, I run good routes and get out of my breaks.”
Among other drills in Indianapolis, Goodwin is also expected to impress in the broad jump, after finishing in 10th place in the long jump at the 2012 London Olympics this past summer. The broad jump is slightly different than the long jump in the Olympics. At the combine, the player must jump from a stationary position and stick the landing. But Goodwin still has high expectations.
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