HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Looking to turn in performances worthy of first-round selections in April's NFL Draft, a pair of Hawaii-born football players took to the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday for workouts at the 2016 NFL Combine.
Punahou School graduate and former Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, a projected top-5 pick in the draft by many NFL experts, ran the 40-yard dash in 5.05 seconds. His vertical leap measured in at 32 inches, with his broad jump scored at 10 feet, 8 inches.
Buckner, who told Hawaii News Now earlier this week he was shooting for a time in the 4.9's, will have a chance to improve on that time at Oregon's Pro Day. He also plans to bench at that time, having skipped the drill in Indianapolis to continue rehabbing a shoulder injury.
Former Saint Louis Crusader and Boise State pass rusher Kamalei Correa ran his 40 in 4.69 seconds, the second-fastest time for any defensive lineman tested on Sunday.