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Michael Floyd, Stephen Hill stand out at Combine

Michael Floyd

Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd makes a catch during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd is making a strong push to be the second receiver taken in this draft.

He ran an electronic time of 4.47 in the forty-yard dash and faster on hand timed watches, beating expectations. More importantly, Floyd looked fluid and natural in his position drills.

Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill made himself some money. He ran an official 4.36 in the forty, good for second among wide receivers. His broad jump led all wide receivers. He’s a big, physical receiver that is a great blocker.

The question with Hill centered more around his receiving skills. He did a very nice job catching the ball and running routes -- routes that Georgia Tech didn’t ask him to run. He looked the part and couldn’t help but raise comparisons to former Tech receiver Demayrius Thomas. Don’t be surprised if Hill is called a “riser” after this weekend.

Baylor wideout Kendall Wright, who is in competition with Floyd to be the second wideout draft, ran a surprisingly slow 4.61. Some hand times had him closer to 4.45. He plays much faster on the field and some expected him to be in the 4.3’s this week. He looked great in drills, however, and we don’t think the number will truly hurt Wright because he looks so much faster when he’s actually, you know, playing football.