If Elijah Holyfield wanted NFL scouts to forget about his terrible 40-Yard-Dash at the NFL combine, he did not do a very good job of doing so at his pro-day on Wednesday.
The Georgia Bulldogs running back ran a 4.86 and 4.89 on his two attempts, which were much slower than his time at the Combine which was 4.78.
The son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield was never really a speedster on the field, but he makes up for it with it brute strength and his ability to take contact and run through attempted tackles.
Wherever his stock plummeted to after the Indy combine will be a lot lower come draft time in April. He was compared to a mark Ingram-like running back, but after poor showings, he’s seen more as a stable back-up running back.
Holyfield was a productive player at Georgia in 2018, carrying 159 times for 1,018 yards, but those terrible 40 times will make it hard for teams to make a case to get him drafted to the team.