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Kenyan Drake makes his mark on day four of NFL Combine workouts

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

His stretched his way into Alabama folklore with a 95-yard kick return touchdown against Clemson, yet it was Friday’s on-field workouts that compelled NFL scouts to watch running back Kenyan Drake.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder separated himself from his former teammate Derrick Henry with an exceptional showing in drills.

Drake was a burner in the 40-yard dash with an unofficial time of 4.36 seconds (4.45 seconds officially). He posted a 34.5-inch vertical and a 10’3″ broad jump, which is impressive for a person who suffered a broken leg during the 2014 season.

Drake finished sixth in the 3-cone drill, finishing the event at 7.04 seconds. More of his smooth acceleration came out during the 20-yard shuttle run. He placed fourth among running backs with a time of 4.21 seconds. Ten reps of 225 pounds was all he mustered up on the bench press, but for Drake it is more so speed and diversity versus strength at the next level. He is projected to be a third-to-fourth round value.

Check out Drake’s effort in the 40-yard dash.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future

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