Wisconsin safety Natrell Jamerson made a good impression at the NFL combine on Monday.
Jamerson ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash — tied for the second-fastest of any safety at the 2018 NFL Combine. Only Penn State’s Troy Apke was quicker at 4.35 seconds. Here’s a look at Jamerson’s 40:
Wisconsin safety Natrell Jamerson runs 4.4-second 40 at combine
"I ain't neva eva seen safeties run like this before."
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 5, 2018
Jamerson also put up a strong number on the bench press, lifting 225 pounds 25 times. Jamerson tied Arizona’s Dane Cruikshank for the most among safeties.
The on-field workouts should help Jamerson, who was projected as either a seventh-round pick or undrafted free agent by NFL.com. The biggest knock on the former Badger was his size (6-foot, 198 pounds). Here’s a section on weaknesses from Jamerson’s NFL.com draft profile:
Lacks length and overall frame teams like at safety. Big receivers can play over his head. Could struggle to handle size down the field. Balance can be inconsistent when changing directions laterally. Absorbs a majority of the contact when running backs get on top of him. Can be overly cautious when downhill tackle opportunities present themselves. Has just 15 career starts.
Jamerson recorded 51 tackles (3.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks and 2 interceptions last season for Wisconsin. He took one of those interceptions back for a 36-yard touchdown against Northwestern.