Elijah Holyfield, son of partially earless boxing great Evander Holyfield, disappointed many with his forty yard dash times at this year’s combine.
In his first run, he posted a time of 4.71. Not good for a running back. The former Georgia Bulldog surely didn’t post an even worst time in his second attempt, right? Well… I hope you didn’t get your hopes up. Holyfield’s second effort ended with a time of 4.81.
This is the worst look for Holyfield. My only hope is that he was injured on the first run. If he was consistently running that time, I don’t think anyone in the right mind would let him run at the Combine. This is going to RUIN his draft stock. Nobody wants a running back that is posting 4.8 forty times. Nobody even wants a defensive lineman that is that slow.
To put this in perspective, NFL hopeful and one of the best running backs in the SEC, Elijah Holyfield, runs a forty that is only 0.19 seconds faster than the out of shape blogger that is writing this. Humble brags only. One positive that will come out of this it that there is a team that will get one hell of a steal on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.
If I were Holyfield, I would be most scared of the fact that I just disappointed a guy with a killer right hook. To truly understand how much of a fiasco this was, here is the list of the running backs that ran faster.