INDIANAPOLIS — Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs backed up his words, realizing his goal of running a fast 40-yard dash Saturday morning at the NFL scouting combine.
The former blue-chip recruit from Good Counsel ran an unofficial 4.46, a respectable time that should provide a boost to his draft stock. Days ago, Diggs had predicted he would run under 4.5 seconds.
Diggs' time is nearly as fast as New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham's 4.43 last year at the combine.
Diggs, 6 feet, 195 pounds, has been rated as a third-round draft target by analysts, but this could potentially push him into second-round consideration for NFL teams. Diggs declared early for the draft after catching 150 career passes for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, fellow Maryland wide receiver Deon Long ran a 4.51 in the 40-yard dash.