AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Jamel Dean was a spectator while his Auburn teammates ran the 40 at pro day, a luxury he earned with an eye-catching time at the NFL combine.
The cornerback took care of that with a 4.30-second run that marked the second-fastest time at the combine in Indianapolis. It's a number that can only boost his stock as Auburn's highest rated NFL draft prospect despite undergoing three knee surgeries during his playing career.
"It was like one of the greatest feelings ever," Dean said Friday after Auburn's pro day workouts for NFL scouts and other team representatives. "At one point, I thought I was never going to play football again. Now I'm out here living my dream, and I'm getting closer to the NFL. I just feel like everything is falling into place now."