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Quincy Enunwa answered one big question any skeptics may have had about him at this NFL combine, but will need to wait until March 6 to try to answer another one.

Coming in, Enunwa's speed was doubted by some, as made clear in NFL.com's pre-combine analysis which said the ex-Husker wide receiver "lacks elite top-end speed to separate vertically."

Enunwa provided a strong answer to that criticism, posting an official 40-yard-dash time of 4.45 seconds. That's an impressive number for anyone, but is dynamite for a man who measured in at 6-feet-2, 225 pounds.

To put in further perspective, the average 40 time from wide receivers at the combine a year ago was 4.51.

Enunwa has also competed in the bench, where he repped 225 pounds 19 times, a number that shouldn't impact his status one way or the other.

While the 40 should provide a boost, Enunwa tweaked a hamstring, shutting down his work in pass catching drills., a setback since the receiver was looking to answer some critics who may have doubted the reliability of his hands.

Enunwa will have another chance at Nebraska's Pro Day on March 6 to show NFL personnel anything he wasn't able to in Indianapolis. That date was already clearly on the receiver's mind on Sunday.

Tweeted Enunwa: "Thanks for all the love and S/o to everyone who laughed when I said I'd go 4.4. I'm gonna get this hammy healed up and be strong at pro day!"

Reach Brian Christopherson at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. Follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.


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