**Roby’s Wheels … So, multiple sources have confirmed that Ohio State cornerback Brad Roby ran a 4.31-second 40-yard dash when the team was timed in June.
Bennett prefers D-line.
However, there’s no way that the third-year sophomore would be able to run such a time at the NFL combine, right? That would put him among the fastest players in the NFL right now. At the 2012 combine, the best time was 4.36 and it was shared by three players (Travis Benjamin, Stephen Hill and Chris Owusu). The fastest time ever recorded at the combine is 4.21 by Deion Sanders in 1989. Since players started being electronically timed at the combine, the fastest time on record is 4.24 by Chris Johnson in 2008.
“Roby probably wouldn’t run that fast in Indy, but they analyze every twitch you make in Indy,” a source said. “(Strength and conditioning coach Mickey) Marotti electronically times these guys – it’s completely legit – but he doesn’t go back over it and dock a few hundredths of a second like they might do at the combine.”
Why do they do that at the combine?
“They go back over it to make sure they started timing at the exact time the runner crosses the line,” the source said. “It’s all electronically done the first time and it’s always almost-accurate, but it’s never completely exact until you go back over it and analyze it frame-by-frame on video. That’s why you see so many times change from what they’re announced initially at the combine.”
As for Roby, he might not run a 4.31 when his day arrives at the NFL combine (hopefully it won’t be after this season) but the bottom line?
He’s really fast.
**Imitating Urb? … Much has been made about OSU head coach Urban Meyer bringing with him to the Big Ten the un-committable offer. Offers are extended, but not every offer is one that the prospect can immediately commit. The practice has been going on in the SEC, but is for the most part new to the Big Ten.
Well, perhaps the process is …
*Could Michael Bennett be on the move?
*Talented crop at Shaker Heights?
*The one thing no one is mentioning about Michigan’s 2013 class?