Last Monday former University of Northern Iowa wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield quickly captured the attention of NFL scouts with his remarkable athleticism and blazing speed. Sinkfield posted a blazing time of 4.19 during his second attempt in the 40-yard dash at a Pro Day that was held at the University of Minnesota.
Sinkfield ran a 4.27 on his first attempt and followed by a jaw dropping time of 4.44 on his third and final attempt during which he stumbled but regained his footing to finish .
Front offices across the league are beginning to notice Sinkfield’s elite speed and agility.
“There have been calls from teams already,” exclaimed Mitchel Chargo, Sinkfield’s agent from AMI Sports. “Understand that the teams right now are going back and pulling film and reviewing it because he may not have been on every team’s radar before the University of Minnesota Pro Day.”
Sinkfield had an impressive career at Northern Iowa. During his senior year he led the team with 43 receptions. He finished his senior year with 499 yards and four touchdowns. Sinkfield amassed 76 receptions for 1,097 yards and 10 touchdowns in four seasons with the Panthers.
The wideout’s swift 40- yard dash time has football pundits drawing comparisons to several former first-round draft picks. Sinkfield’s 4.19 40-time was faster than Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.
“I would love to see him be selected as high as Heyward-Bey,” Chargo said. “His overall production at the University of Northern Iowa together with his world-class speed merits such a selection. However, all Terrell can do is continue to work hard every day to keep up his competitive edge and be ready. Where he is drafted and by whom is up the scouts and player personnel for each NFL team.”
Sinkfield’s speed was not the only attribute that caught scout's attention. Chargo told Green and Whiite Report that the wide receiver's broad jump was 11-feet, 5-inches at the University of Minnesota Pro Day which is similar to the Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones’ broad jump of 11-feet 3 inches. Chargo also stated that Sinkfield’s vertical jump was 40.5 inches, which would have tied him for third overall at this year’s NFL Combine, and first for wide receivers. His athletic ability will be hard to pass up come April 25.
“In addition to his world-class speed, Terrell brings elite athleticism and a desire to learn and improve his game,” offered Chargo.“He has fantastic body control, big hands and the ability to cut sharp routes. When you combine those attributes with his phenomenal speed, a team will be landing a player with game-breaking and game-changing abilities.”
Sinkfield hopes to fly off the draft board in the first-round come April. The talented wide receiver from the non-BCS school of Northern Iowa has gone from under the radar to directly in the limelight following his stellar Pro Day performance. Sinkfield will be participating in Northern Iowa’s Pro Day on March 27 in hopes of improving his already superb draft stock.
“Terrell is a fierce competitor,”noted Chargo of his client’s drive to succeed. “He will continue his training. Terrell works with an amazing trainer who will be sure to continue pushing Terrell to improve. Terrell will also be participating in the University of Northern Iowa’s Pro Day on March 27th. He feels he did not have his best day at the University of Minnesota Pro Day and that he could perform better.”