There was good and bad for Ohio State product Marshon Lattimore Monday at the NFL combine. The defensive back, rated as a top 10 prospect by many analysts, showed why when he blazed a 4.36 in the 40-yard dash.
That 4.36 is just what scouts wanted to see from Lattimore, but what happened after that is not. Lattimore pulled up during his second run (he still ran a 4.37) and pulled out of the remainder of the defensive back drills. It was reported to be a hamstring injury--something that kept Lattimore off the field at Ohio State until this season. Lattimore, however, took to Twitter to clarify the issue.
It was ESPN's Adam Schefter who reported it was a hamstring injury, but even he later confirmed that it is not considered anything serious.
The other Buckeye to workout in Indy Monday, Gareon Conley, by all accounts, had a solid day. Conley, right now listed as a second round pick, ran a respectable 4.45.
Conley's speed was solid, but it was the work turned in the rest of the day that caught the attention of former Washington GM Charley Casserly, who is now an analyst for the NFL Network.
If Conley sneaks into the first round, Ohio State could have three first round picks from the same defensive backfield. Lattimore and safety Malik Hooker seem first round locks, both rated as top 10 selections. Hooker, who had surgery last month to repair a torn labrum and a sports hernia, did not participate in on field workouts as he recovers.