Eric Stokes was not the only former Georgia cornerback to impress on Wednesday. While Stokes’ sub 4.3 40-yard dash and 38.5-inch vertical will continue to push him up NFL draft boards, Tyson Campbell and DJ Daniel also made their cases for why they should also be taken in the NFL draft.
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Campbell was a little disappointed with his 40-yard dash time, where he came in at either 4.34 to 4.39. He had hoped to run in the 4.32 range. Where it not for Stokes’ performance, that would’ve been a much bigger headline on the day.
“I feel like I can run with anybody,” Campbell added. “Eric is a hell of an athlete, but like you said, we’re football players. We’re blessed enough to have tremendous speed, but at the end of the day, we want to show to everyone out there that we can play football too.”
Daniel ran in 4.46 range during his 40-yard dash. The former Bulldog added that he would’ve liked to perform better in the vertical jump but was happy that he was healthy enough to showcase his skills.
The Georgia cornerback revealed he had been dealing with a grade-three ankle sprain during his senior season. Daniel estimated that he never even felt above 80 percent healthy. But after having some to heal and recover, he’s confident heading into the draft after a strong showing at the Senior Bowl and his Pro Day.
“I feel like I’m almost definitely going to wake them up,” Daniel said. “I feel like I’m one of the best man-to-man press coverage [corners]. I feel like no corner in this draft is better than me in man-to-man.
“Just being back healthy, feeling great. Feeling like my old self. Just getting back to my rhythm, how I normally and how I know I can compete.”
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Campbell, Daniel and the rest of the draft-eligble Bulldogs will have to wait a few more weeks to have their names called as a part of the NFL draft. The 2021 NFL Draft is set for April 29 through May 1.
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