Malachi Dupre’s 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine, as the former LSU wide receiver looks to increase his draft stock.
Malachi Dupre left LSU after his junior season, and he also left Baton Rouge being underutilized as the Tigers offense struggled moving the football for a good portion of his career.
The wide receiver from New Orleans was the Tigers’ leading receiver for the second consecutive season in 2016, catching 41 passes for 593 yards and three touchdowns.
After a slow start, aided by offense-wide ineptitude, Dupre finished the season strong and caught seven passes for a career-high 139 yards in the team’s 29-9 victory over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl.
He has struggled with drops in his college career, but he is a smooth route runner with good speed to stretch opposing defenses. He was not consistently targeted in the middle of the field in Baton Rouge, though, so he’ll have to get better used to making plays in traffic at the next level.
On Saturday in Indianapolis, Dupre sought to increase his draft stock at the NFL Combine, posting an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.53. The Combine is a marquee event for NFL hopefuls, with the 40 being just one event in which they will try to impress NFL GMs, coaches and scouts.
We’ll see where Dupre goes in the NFL showcase event, as it takes place April 27-29 in Philadelphia. But there’s no question that he possesses the talent to be a top-notch WR in the league.