Watch: Christian Kirk shows off impressive speed at NFL Combine

Christian Kirk, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Christian Kirk, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Former Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk put on a show at the 2018 NFL Combine, solidifying his status as a first or early second round pick.

The NFL Combine is a place for potential NFL draft picks to showcase their measurables and supplement what you should already be able to gather from their game film.

Many teams make the mistake of placing too much emphasis on how good a player looks in shorts and a t-shirt. At the end of the day, what a player does between the lines is the most important factor in determining if they can play at the next level.

Former Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk has plenty of tape to suggest he can be a monster in the NFL, so for him the combine is there to ensure teams he is worth the first or second round grade.

He did just that.

Kirk posted very impressive 4.46 and 4.48 40-yard dash times. It was important for him to showcase his elite speed and any doubts about that went straight out the window with the below run.

Anyone who has watched Kirk knows he’s about as sure-handed as they come and runs impeccable routes. Getting these times in front of the entire NFL will no doubt make teams in the first round interested and he should fall no later than the top of the second round.

Adding to his impressive day, Kirk put up 20 reps on the bench press. It was among the best showings of the wide receiver group. He also jumped a 35.5″ vertical which ranked in the top half of the group.

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Teams deciding if they should draft Christian Kirk should already know what they are getting, but it definitely helps his case that he put on one of the best overall workouts in his group.

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