We knew Quincy Adeboyejo was fast—the fact that six of his 11 career touchdowns at Ole Miss came from at least 20 yards out was proof of that. Still, most didn’t expect him to run the fifth fastest 40 time among wide receivers at the NFL Combine.
Adeboyejo smoked a 4.42 in his second run on Saturday, tying him with Penn State’s Chris Godwin.
Adeboyejo’s currently projected by CBS Sports to go undefeated in April, in part because the receiver depth in Oxford kept him from distinguishing himself in college. His best season came as a junior when he posted 604 yards and seven touchdowns serving as a downfield compliment to Laquon Treadwell. With young players like Van Jefferson, A.J. Brown and DaMarkus Lodge eating into his targets as a senior, however, his production dropped to 456 yards and one touchdown.
Adeboyejo’s 40 time could push him back up teams’ boards. He has 6’3 height to go along with that speed, which will make him an enticing prospect to franchises looking to add a downfield threat.