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Combine stats not created equal

Originally Published: April 9, 2008
By Bill Barnwell | Football Outsiders.com

Darren McFadden's 4.33 40-yard dash at the NFL combine confirmed that the Arkansas star has speed to burn. What we don't know is what that number foretells for his professional career. Is it a sign that he'll have the speed to succeed at the next level, where everyone's faster, or does a player's 40 time have nothing to do with his future as an NFL star? Are there aspects of the combine that are overlooked or, alternately, should the whole event be ignored altogether when projecting success for ...

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