Michigan DE Graham suffers hamstring injury in 40


 

INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan DE Brandon Graham tweaked his hamstring during his second 40-yard dash and will sit out the rest of Monday’s drills at the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL Network’s Paul Burmeister had a chance to talk with Graham, who assured him that it was just a minor injury, and he was sitting out as a precautionary measure.

Arkansas State DE Alex Carrington also was knocked out of the rest of Monday’s workout with a minor left ankle injury that he suffered during his second 40-yard dash. He told NFL.com that he was out.

As for the positives, Texas DE/OLB Sergio Kindle ran an unofficial 4.65-second 40, and Arizona State DE Dexter Davis set the unofficial pace with a blazing 4.56.

Predictably, burly Alabama DT Terrence Cody wasn’t quite as fleet of foot as the rest of his competitors, clocking an unofficial 5.64-second 40 in his first run and a 5.75 in his second.

Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy, Mike Mayock‘s top-rated defensive tackle and whom Bucky Brooks projects to go second overall to the Lions, unofficially ran a solid 4.96 in his first 40, but he dropped to 5.14 in his second. Brooks pointed out that McCoy failed to run a straight line in his second sprint, which might have negatively affected his time.

UPDATE: The top official times are in, and Graham managed the sixth-best time in his group at 4.72 seconds. Davis finished first at 4.64 seconds, and Kindle tied Florida DE Carlos Dunlap for the fifth-best time at 4.71, behind USC’s Everson Griffen and James Madison’s Arthur Moats (both at 4.66), TCU’s Jerry Hughes (4.69) and Clemson’s Ricky Sapp (4.70).

Jason Feller

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