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NC State running back Nyheim Hines runs 4.39 40-yard dash at NFL Combine

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That’s pretty good.

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Breaking news: Nyheim Hines is fast. I know, I know, we’re all surprised. Hines is in Indianapolis this weekend for the NFL Draft Combine, and he is off to an excellent start after posting a blazing 4.39 in the 40-yard dash on Friday afternoon. That’s a good way to improve your draft stock in a hurry. (Pun possibly intended.)

This is where Hines’ track experience pays dividends as well—you see guys every year struggle with technique because they’re just not used to drills like this one, but Hines looks really smooth. He probably made himself some money with that run.

Hines has already met with several teams—the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots among them—and should be a relatively early draft pick. He’s not a first rounder, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go in the second or third. I miss him already. Here are some Nyheim Hines highlights because we need them right now.