Holliday misses 4.23 in 40, but he’s still plenty fast

INDIANAPOLIS — As the first group of offensive linemen and specialists conducted 40-yard dashes Saturday, one prospect who stood out — in more ways than one — was LSU’s Trindon Holliday.

Holliday, a 5-foot-5 return man who has a track background, is one of the fastest players at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he quickly proved it. He posted unofficial times of 4.27 and 4.32 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

“That … is … fast,” quipped NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks, who was standing next to me.

But it’s not as fast as Holliday had hoped. He said Thursday that his goal was to run in 4.23 seconds, bettering current Titans RB Chris Johnson’s combine record of 4.24.

Holliday is running with the specialists because he has no true position, although he also will participate in Sunday’s wide receiver drills. Brooks pointed out to me, though, that Holliday likely will only be a return specialist in the NFL.

— Frank Tadych

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