Suggs gets second chance to impress scouts

Updated: April 18, 2003, 1:59 PM ET
By Darrell Trimble
Terrell Suggs dazzled scouts throughout a phenomenal junior season that saw him shatter the single season mark for sacks with 24. But he failed to dazzle anyone at his Pro Day in Arizona on March 26. Suggs ran a pedestrian 4.8 in the 40, and disappointed some of the personnel people who came to see him. But Suggs will get a second chance to wow teams today, when he'll work out once more in an attempt to solidify his spot as the premier defensive lineman in the draft.

Since Suggs is a speed rusher, a good time for Suggs to run would be somewhere around 4.6. Teams are concerned with his slow time because he doesn't possess the size (6'3", 257) or the strength to challenge offensive tackles, and he relies on speed as his main weapon.

Part of his problem ironically revolves around Dwight Freeney, whose sack record was broken by Suggs. Last year Freeney shocked the world by running a 4.38 in a workout and skyrocketed up the draft board. The Indianapolis Colts snatched him at No. 11 and he responded with 13 sacks.