Goodwin, Austin run sub 4.3 40s at Combine

Goodwin, Austin run sub 4.3 40s at Combine
February 24, 2013, 11:00 am
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Hopkins or Patton could land with the Texans

Two Potential future Texans at the combine blew the doors off Lucas Oil Stadium in the 40-yard dash.

West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin and Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin both registered 4.25 seconds in their first attempts at the 40-yard dash. Both times are still unofficial, but both would stand as the fastest wide receiver times in combine history. 

Current Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson still holds the combine record in the 40 at 4.24. That mark was set back in 2008.

Austin ran a 4.31 on his second attempt and Goodwin registered a 4.29 on his second run. Again, both times are still unofficial.

Austin is on the smaller side at 5-8 and 174 pounds and many question his strength and durability at the NFL level. Austin posted 14 reps in the bench press at the combine after predicting he would finish with 15. A nice number for a player his size compared to a much larger receiver in DeAndre Hopkins, who finished with 15.

Goodwin is a seasoned vet when it comes to competitions like this. Goodwin won the U.S. Olympic Trials in the long jump and competed in the London Olympics. The waiting around and track atmosphere was most likely very comfortable for the former Longhorn track star.