Washington’s Travis Feeney could prove an interesting test case of how much testing at the NFL combine really means.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Washington’s Travis Feeney could prove an interesting test case of how much testing at the NFL combine really means.

Feeney, generally regarded as a late-round pick, had one of the best days of any of the linebackers during Sunday’s drills, including running a pair of 4.50 times in the 40-yard dash. That was the second-fastest time among the linebackers behind only a 4.47 of Ohio State’s Darron Lee who is generally regarded as a first-round pick.

Feeney came into the combine with a listed time of 4.56 (though he once ran a 4.44 at UW) so the times alone will undoubtedly cause scouts to take a further look at Feeney.

Feeney also had a 40-inch vertical leap, the best of any linebacker at the combine, and 10 feet, 10 inches on the broad jump (also second to Lee), and a 10-yard split of 1.59 seconds all numbers that will only reinforce the idea that Feeney could be worth taking a shot on. The question with Feeney, though, revolve not only around his position (he’ll likely be a strongside linebacker in the NFL) and that he has had four shoulder surgeries.

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Rand Getlin of the NFL Network also reported that making Feeney’s 40 times more noteworthy today is that he turned them in despite dealing with a hamstring injury. Feeney did not mention that when he met the media Friday.

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said of Feeney as he turned in his second 40 that “he can run and he’s a really good special teams player.” And NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah later Tweeted that Feeney could be a “pro bowl special teams player.”

Feeney’s combine performance adds to what has been a solid draft season so far as he also had a good week at the Shrine Game in January.

Washington’s other player at the combine, Cory Littleton, ran times of 4.76 and 4.73. Those times did not improve on his listed 4.65 coming into the combine. However, Littleton impressed in the 60-yard shuttle at 11.65 seconds, finishing second, just ahead of Feeney at 11.71.

 

 

 

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