Sunday was glamour day at the combine. The running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks went through on-field workouts, and there were some blazing times put up by the wideouts in the 40-yard dash.
Former Maryland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey recorded the fastest official time Sunday at 4.30. His time is tied for the second-fastest mark among receivers since 2000, trailing only the 4.28 posted by former Texans Jerome Mathis in 2005.
The receiver getting most of the attention, however, didn't run. Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree, perhaps the highest rated receiver in the draft, discovered on Saturday that he has a stress fracture in his left foot. Doctors believe he suffered the injury while training under Olympic track star Michael Johnson and have recommended that he take six to eight weeks off.
Crabtree said he will go through all the measurable drills on his pro day and made this statement at the podium on Sunday:
"It's an old injury I've been having. I've never had any pain in it. I will run my 40 and after I do that, I will have surgery. I'm looking forward to going to the next level."