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Even college schemes can be designed to hide a player's weaknesses, and Ahmad Black is going to be exposed in the NFL if his top end speed is 4.7.
Who's he going to match up with one on one??
I'll admit I saw very little of UF last season, maybe three complete games, but I still say he can have the greatest anticipation and instincts in the world, if Black takes a fraction of a false step in coverage, 95% of the WRs in the NFL are going to dust him.
Laron Landry is 4 TENTHS OF A SECOND faster than Ahmad Black, and he's totally lost when he has to cover a WR more than 25 yards downfield.
Yeah football is all about 'real' game speed, not a stopwatch, but a DB running that slow is problematic.
Just for a little perspective, some of the better cornerbacks in the league and the forties they had coming into the NFL. Sorry if any of those are wrong, I just posted the first seemingly-legitimately-sourced times I found for each.
Ballard ran a 4.68 forty, 7.15 cone, 34" vert..at 286 lbs.
DJK ran a 4.5, 35" vert, 21 reps.
Clayborn had a 35" vert, 7.08 cone.
Iowa had a really good Pro-Day.
I really wish DJK would have finished his career at Iowa in a better light because he is a phenomenal athlete and would be considered one of the top Senior WR's. Now he is looking at rounds 3-5 instead of 2-3. Teams will be getting a player with him as long as he can stay out of the doghouse.
According to this article from National Football post, it says that DJK tested at a facility near the Iowa campus.
NEW ORLEANS -- Former Iowa wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 and 4.52 seconds today at his Pro Day workout near the Hawkeyes' campus, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder registered a 9-10 broad jump and a 34 1/2 inch vertical leap.
He bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times.
He had a 4.42 short shuttle, a 6.92 three-cone drill and an 11.92 60-yard shuttle.
Johnson-Kouilanos is the Hawkeyes' all-time leading wide receiver.
He wasn'tallowed to work out at Iowa anymore following a well-publicized drug arrest last year that got him suspended from the football team.
Ultimately, Johnson-Koulianos pleaded guilty to a simple possession of marijuana charge in a plea bargain deal. He received unsupervised probation and no jail time.
DJK is going to make some team really, really happy in the later rounds. He isn't a homerun type WR, but he runs great routes, has very reliable hands, and is still quick enough to break away. Plus, he is a very good returner.
Sucks that his career ended on such a low note, but on the field he's a very solid possession WR.