Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/26/14
The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine was this weekend, and six Oregon Ducks and three Oregon State Beavers participated in the festivities. Oregonians already know that their home teams have athletes capable of playing in the NFL, but the Beaver State’s best college football players showed their athletic prowess in Indianapolis this weekend for the NFL scouts to see. The Oregon Ducks’ biggest name in the Combine was De’Anthony Thomas. Thomas made a living with the Ducks by simply outrunning defenders in space.  Many thought that he had the speed to set a new NFL Combine record in the 40-yard dash, a record set by the Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson in 2008 when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.24 seconds.  Thomas ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, a time that was not very impressive for a guy who is 5’9” and 174 pounds.  Kent State’s Dri Archer was the top performer this year with a time of 4.26 seconds.  Thomas competed in the vertical jump, jumping 32.0 inches which was a good-but-not-...
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