The Minnesota Gophers are holding their NFL pro day workouts today at their practice facility on campus, where Rashod Bateman, Benjamin St-Juste and a variety of smaller-level collegiate players from area schools are trying to impress pro scouts. Bateman just complete his 40-yard dash and you can bet he eased a lot of minds with his 4.39 second time. He also jumped 36 inches, according to Daniel House (GophersGuru.com).
Minnesota WR Rahod Bateman ran a scorching 4.39 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. Really intriguing player. Crisp route runner, excellent hands, great catch radius. A lot to like.pic.twitter.com/VWUoukAxi3— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 1, 2021
Times on Rashod Bateman’s 40 are around 4.39-4.40. Should put the questions about his long speed to bed after his laser-timed 4.39 in February. #Gophers— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) April 1, 2021
Per @MathBomb’s database since 1987:— Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) April 1, 2021
• Bateman’s 36-inch vertical ranks No. 688 out of 2,469 WRs.
•Bateman’s broad jump of 10-3 ranks No. 601 out of 2,443 WRs.
• @TomPelissero put out a 4.39 to mid-4.4 range. 4.39 would rank 134 out of 2,505 WRs. #Gophers https://t.co/Ax2AG1I1s4
Rashod Bateman is expected to go anywhere in the first three rounds of next month’s NFL Draft but a solid 40-time should push him up closer to the front of that expectation. Here are his measures from today.
#Gophers WR Rashod Bateman’s pro day measurements:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 1, 2021
Ht 6-0 3/8
Hand 9 1/2
Wing 76 1/2
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan