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Conner Runs a 4.66 40-yard Dash; Plus More From the NFL Combine



INDIANAPOLIS — Friday was a busy day for the six Pitt players invited to the 2017 NFL Combine.

At Lucas Oil Stadium, running back James Conner performed one of his more important drills, posting a 4.66 time in each of his two heats during the 40-yard dash.

The time is pretty much in line with what was expected from the 233-pound Conner and should not do much to hurt or help his draft stock in either direction.

Conner posted a 113-inch broad jump, which is on the lower end of the running back spectrum, but still within reason and also a 29-inch vertical jump that was one of the lowest posted by his position group. Vertical jump is not traditionally a drill that running backs place a lot of emphasis on, but that may be an area he looks to improve upon at Pitt’s senior day on March 22.

Offensive linemen Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnson both also ran at the stadium. Bisnowaty ran a 5.23-second 40-yard dash, a 4.94-second short shuttle and an 8.02-second three-cone drill. He also posted a 29.5-inch vertical jump and a 96-inch broad jump. Johnson ran a 5.27-second 40-yard dash, a 5.09-second short shuttle and an 8.39-second three-cone drill. He was one of the top offensive line performers in the jumping drills with a 30-inch vertical and a 114-inch broad jump.

Inside at the Indiana Convention Center, defensive end Ejuan Price was official weighed and measured. Price looks to have slimmed down significantly from last season, measuring in at 241 pounds compared to his playing weight of 255 points last season. Or perhaps, his weight at Pitt was slightly exaggerated, as his official height is 6-foot-1 3/8, compared to the 6-foot-2 he was listed at Pitt.

On the other side of the building, quarterback Nathan Peterman and tight end Scott Orndoff both met with reporters.

There’s still more coverage to come from the NFL Combine, so stay tuned.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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