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Darius West Flies at the NFL Combine

John David Mercer | USA TODAY Sports

John David Mercer | USA TODAY Sports

Darius West is making money at the NFL Combine.

A day after the former Kentucky safety posted the fifth-best bench press mark in the secondary with 19 reps of 225 pounds, West ran a 4.4 second 40-yard dash upon further review, West’s official 40-yard dash time is 4.39 seconds.

West’s time is the sixth-best among defensive backs at the NFL Combine.  After early injury setbacks in his UK career, it’s wonderful to see West make the most of his NFL opportunity.

He was not the only Wildcat working out at Lucas Oil Stadium Monday morning.  A thumb injury prevented Mike Edwards from participating in any physical activities.  Derrick Baity also abstained from the 40, but he did complete a few other on-field workouts.

Lonnie Johnson was the only other Wildcat to run the 40.  After marveling at his size, scouts were anxious to see Johnson’s speed.  He finished with a time of 4.52 seconds.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Darius West Flies at the NFL Combine



  1. michaelb
    2:04 pm March 4, 2019 Permalink

    Man I wish we had couple of those secondary guys back next year . We are losing such good defenders & tacklers



    • mashburnfan1
      4:16 pm March 4, 2019 Permalink

      agree…but happy to see Darius showing well. Hope he gets to a good team fit for him. He developed over his college career and had a great season last year. Was a very solid tackler and player.