4.19, there’s your proof
Twin Cities - Terrell Sinkfield played running back at Hopkins High School and hoped to play for the Gophers. Former University of Minnesota coach Tim Brewster didn’t offer Sinkfield a scholarship, so he went to Northern Iowa, where he switched to wide receiver. Sinkfield created buzz at the Gophers’ Pro Day on Monday, March 4, when word spread that he had run 4.19 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Mitchel Chargo, Sinkfield’s agent, said his client ran the 40 three times for NFL scouts, clocking 4.27 in the first run, 4.19 in the second and 4.44 in the third. Blame the 4.44, Chargo said, on Sinkfield tripping during his run.
Scott Studwell, the Vikings’ director of college scouting, said he didn’t have Sinkfield with any sub-4.3 times, adding, “He ran in the high 4.3s. He can run. He ran fast. He tested well.”
Love this move. Draft prospects not looking good? Been passed over your whole life? Looking to make a big splash on Pro Day? Just tell everyone you ran a 4.19 40. Grab your agent and have him spread it around. Take a video of you running fast from a camera buried in the turf 50 yards away behind you. Boom. Sit back and wait to be the Raiders’ first pick. Nobody actually saw it happen? The Vikings’ scout watched you and said he had you at like 4.4? Who gives a shit. Just get the story going viral on the internet and you’re golden, everyone knows that everything they read on the internet is true.