Former FSU football wide receiver Travis Rudolph’s draft stock took a hit Saturday. Fans react to his slower than anticipated 40 time.
Many people were surprised when FSU football wide receiver Travis Rudolph decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. It was a calculated gamble since he likely wouldn’t get faster, taller or more productive with one more year as a Nole.
Rudolph was among FSU’s most productive receivers during his time at FSU, but would need to run a good forty time at the NFL Combine to solidify himself.
That didn’t happen as Rudolph ran a 4.72 on his first attempt, and a 4.65 on his second attempt. He also measured in about an inch and a half shorter(under six feet) than what he was listed at FSU.
Rudolph was projected as a fourth round pick in early mock drafts, but that may not be the case unless he has an excellent showing at FSU’s Pro Day later this year.
Check out the fan reaction to his 40 time:
My hope is that Rudolph can improve his time and at least get to a 4.59 at FSU’s Pro Day. That would help improve his perception a bit, and he’ll need it since he measured smaller than his listed size at FSU.
FSU’s Pro Day will take place Friday, March 28th.