Mississippi State's Cameron Dantzler posts blazing 40-yard dash time during recent Pro Day
NFL teams may not have been on hand to watch it but Cameron Dantzler likely helped his 2020 NFL Draft stock on Thursday.
The former Mississippi State defensive back registered a disappointing 4.64 40-yard dash time during his appearance at the 2020 NFL Combine a few weeks back but during his recent Pro Day from Baton Rouge, the former Bulldog made up for his slow run at the combine.
While his time was hand monitored and not laser timed, Dantzler registered a 4.38 40-yard dash during his Pro Day. That’s the speed NFL teams were hoping to see from the draft hopeful leading up to the draft as Dantzler has been one of the better cornerbacks in the SEC in recent seasons.
Due to current NFL rules, teams are not allowed to travel for Pro Day events, otherwise, NFL teams would have likely been in attendance for the event.
To put that speed in perspective, only two defensive backs ran faster than 4.38 at the 2020 NFL Combine — Utah’s Javelin Guidry (4.29) and Louisiana Tech’s L’Jarius Sneed (4.37).
Dantzler was named All-SEC Second Team following the 2018 season, his first as a starter. During his three seasons in Starkville, Dantzler registered five interceptions, 108 career tackles and 1.5 sacks.
The multi-year starter for the Bulldogs showcased his speed in the video below, shared by ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Mississippi’s 6-foot-2, 188-pound CB Cam Dantzler ran his 40 at Wednesday’s Baton Rouge Pro Day in 4.38 seconds. pic.twitter.com/O2VInZyTXX
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2020