The NFL Combine is underway with skill position players taking part today , and that includes the running backs. San Jose State's Tyler Ervin was one of the more versatile players in the country and was near the top in total yards per game from running, receiving and as being part of the return game.
The 40-yard dash gives players a chance to make a lot of money with a good time and Ervin did just that on his second attempt which was under 4.40.
Tyler Ervin's second 40-yard dash and some commentary on the San Jose State back on NFL Network. #SJSU https://t.co/Y00hx7TBHL— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) February 26, 2016
Technically he ran an unofficial 4.38 according NFL.com. That time puts Ervin tied for the third fastest time so far behind Georgia's Keith Marshall who ran a 4.27 and Alabama's Kenyan Drake.
That time is off from the 4.2 seconds that Ervin was hoping to run, but having a top-three time at his position still qualifies as a very good run,..
Ervin is slight at just 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds so it is highly unlikely he will be an every down back in the NFL, but he is likely to end up as a change of pace back or one used in the outside rushing game. Plus, he will be used in the short passing game and very likely in some aspect of the return game.