One of the big winners from Baylor's Pro Day on Wednesday was WR Kendall Wright, who significantly improved his 40-yard dash time from his disappointing 4.61 40 he posted at the Combine:
Don't get excited about Kendall Wright's 4.46. It's a fast track. Doesn't matter though, he's an excellent player. First round lock.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) March 21, 2012
Wright was projected as a first-round pick after a dominant senior season, but his lack of size at 5'11 gave bigger credence to his 40 time, which was only 31rst among WR's in Indianapolis.
Despite occurring on a fast track, the 4.43 is encouraging because it is much closer to the time his game film suggests he can run.
More importantly, the increased time is a proxy for work ethic, as Wright has clearly spent time over the last month training, and if he couldn't be bothered to put in the time when he had millions of dollars on the line, it wouldn't have been a good indication for his willingness to work after he was drafted.