On May 5th Ole Miss strength and conditioning coach Paul Jackson released a list of the top 40-yard dash times of all players returning. Third on that list was rising senior receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, who recored a 4.41 second 40-yard dash. The runs were measured using the exact same system as the NFL combine, Jackson noted. That’s blazing fast, especially when you consider the Cedar Hill, Texas, native is 6’3.
Everyone remembers this highlight reel play that Adeboyejo made against Alabama last season, which was instrumental in the Rebels upsetting the Crimson Tide for a second straight season.
While Cody Core caught late momentum heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, it is conceivable that Adeboyejo could generate buzz much sooner, therefore allowing him to go much higher. That could easily come to pass if Adeboyejo can come close to doubling his 10 career touchdown catches this Fall. Which would not be out of the question considering he will go into the season as the number or two option.
While Adeboyejo has been able to dominate nickel backs with his speed, as second, third or even fourth option in the Ole Miss passing attack the last few seasons, he will get a chance to prove himself against some of the SEC’s best coverage guys in 2016 as he becomes more of a focal point for Chad Kelly through the air.
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