Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas only stands 5’9″ 213 lbs, so he needed to have a good combine in order to make an impression. Thomas put up 28 reps on the bench and then got ready for his 40-yard-dash. Thomas was extremely fast running a 4.38 forty, but caught his toe in the turf when he was leaning on to get to the finish line. He was moving so quickly that he had no time to react and face planted. I’m sure his friends and the other guys will give him a hard time about face-planting, but he’ll probably say it was totally worth it to put a 4.38.
Definitely not as bad as Vic Ballard’s from last year.