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Former Tennessee Volunteers football wide receiver Jauan Jennings had a rough 40-time at the NFL Draft Scouting Combine. Heres’ why that’s irrelevant.

When it comes to his NFL Draft stock, former Tennessee football wide receiver Jauan Jennings should have only been able to make a significant gain at this year’s combine when it came to his speed. That means that if he had a very fast 40-time, it would be a major plus. However, a slower one is completely irrelevant.

Jennings clocked in a 4.73 40-time at the combine this year. There is a really good chance that teams turn away from him because of that. If they do, it will be a decision they grow to regret in the future.

 

The history of the NFL Draft really shows a couple of things. Yes, physical tools can make a difference. But production should always be the default driving value. There is no doubt about Jennings’ ability to produce.

Football instincts matter. Even if he’s not the fastest guy, Jennings’ 969 receiving yards and eight touchdowns with three different quarterbacks throwing him the ball this year in SEC play has to count for something. Him leading the nation in yards after contact for a wide receiver has to count for a lot.

These things show that when Jennings is on the field, he knows how to be a star. Okay, so he won’t burn cornerbacks with speed in straight-line runs on hot routes. How often do those plays happen in a game anyway?

 

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