MADISON, Wis. Maybe the 40-yard dash time is relevant for a wide receiver, a running back or a cornerback. At skill positions, breakaway speed can make a difference of millions of dollars.
Former Wisconsin center Travis Frederick harbors no grand illusions about his ability to set the turf on fire with his quick feet. That's why Frederick felt it unnecessary to attempt another 40 during Wisconsin's pro timing day at the McClain Center on Wednesday.
Frederick ran his 40 at the NFL Combine in late February, clocking in at 5.58 seconds, which tied for the second slowest among 48 offensive linemen participating at the event. His response? No big deal.
On Wednesday, he opted to focus on positional work to showcase what he could bring to an offensive line in the NFL rather than what he could not.
"I think that what's important is being able to do the drills and showing that you're athletic and your game film and everything like that," Frederick said. "Running a slow 40 doesn't necess...