In mere seconds, Tavon Austin confirmed what he had already predicted: that his speed would create separation from the pack of fellow NFL draft prospects.
The former Dunbar and West Virginia all-purpose star ran an unofficial time of 4.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash Sunday at the NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was later adjusted to 4.34 seconds.
"If we all lined up and raced, I think I'd come out on top," Austin said prior to running, citing his preparation with renowned speed coach Tom Shaw in Orlando, Fla., and his previous best of 4.29 seconds.
The fastest 40-yard dash time Sunday was from Texas...