Former Wyoming wide receiver Robert Herron competed at the NFL Combine this weekend, and he produced some surprising results.
The 5-foot-9, 193-pound senior impressed in the bench press, lifting 225 pounds 18 times. He sat in 9th place overall among wide receivers in the event, an impressive showing for a player with his speed and underwhelming size.
Herron was slightly underwhelming in the 40-yard-dash, however, clocking in officially at 4.48 seconds. The time landed him in 17th place among wide receivers. There was some speculation before the event that Herron could run in the high 4.3 range, which would have put him in the top three. Many scouts and draft analysts noted, however, that Herron seems to play faster in the field than in timed sprints.
The Los Angeles native also produced a 35.5-inch vertical jump and a 125-inch broad jump. He ran through the three-cone drill in 6.84 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.27 seconds.
Since leaving Wyoming, Herron has been training for the NFL Draft at EXOS in Arizona. He will compete alongside fellow draft hopefuls and former teammates QB Brett Smith and DB Marqueston Huff at Wyoming's pro day on March 13.
In his four seasons at Wyoming, Herron compiled 152 catches, 2,030 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns. He scored four touchdowns in Wyoming's Senior Day victory over Hawaii last season, and set a school record with a 93-yard touchdown grab against San Jose State. Herron was named an All-Mountain West Honorable Mention twice in his four seasons.
Last week, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock predicted Herron will be selected somewhere in the fourth to the fifth round of the upcoming NFL Draft, which takes place May 8-10.