Pro Days are an opportunity for players to show the league what they can do. For Dakota Austin, his Pro Day was going to be his chance to convince a team to pick him up on draft day. Unfortunately for Austin, things did not go his way. Austin ran 40-yard dash at 4.80 at his Pro Day. Austin told Go4it’s Paul Gant what went wrong. “In the beginning, I couldn’t stop cramping, and that affected a lot of my drills early, but drills toward the end, I felt like they got to see a glimpse of what I really had to show.” According to Austin, he ran a 4.5 40 two days before his Pro Day.
Austin does have some regrets about running while not being completely healthy. “I shouldn’t of ran it at all, I shouldn’t even ran it. Like, I should have just waited and stretched some more. I felt like I gave them the wrong impression. During drills you could see a lot more of my speed and quickness. I know they knew something was up.”
While Austin has some doubts about whether he will be drafted, he believes all he need is an opportunity. “I’ll definitely raise eyebrows. Being invited to camp, that’s all I need.
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