Mocs' Skrine shines in 40

Mocs' Skrine shines in 40

March 1st, 2011 by John Frierson in Local - Breaking News

Tennessee Chattanooga defensive back Buster Skrine runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cornerback Buster Skrine likely gave his NFL draft stock a big boost Tuesday by running the fastest 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine.

Skrine ran an unofficial time of 4.29 in his first attempt, the only sub-4.3 time of the combine. He stumbled a bit on his second run and still was clocked at 4.36.

A two-time first-team All-Southern Conference selection, Skrine was projected by many analysts before the combine as a late-round pick in the draft.

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