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Onterio McCalebb Runs Record 4.34 in 40-yard Dash. Could be Late-Round Value.


November 24, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Onterio McCalebb (23) carries the ball against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ranzell Watkins (21) during the first quarter at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports


Auburn runningback Onterio McCalebb has broken the NFL Scouting combine 40-time record with his 4.21 time today. He broke the previous record of 4.24, which was held by current Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson.

NFL Network Draft Analyst Mike Mayock offered this analysis on Ontario:

"McCalebb is going to run fast. That’s what he does. He’s going to have return value, and he’s going to run real fast at the Combine, get people pumped up, but he’s probably a fourth or fifth-round pick, because that’s kind of where those guys go."

He’s not big, at 5-foot-11, 173 pounds, but he is fast. And he has this going for him: McCalebb is Auburn’s ninth-leading rusher in school history, and one of only two players in Southeastern Conference history with 2,000 rushing yards, 1,000 yards in kickoff returns, 500 yards in receiving. He could be a great return-man for the Bengals, who could lose their top-2 returners in Brandon Tate and Adam Jones to free agency.

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