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Breaking: NC State wide receiver C.J. Riley is real darn fast

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Some breaking news has just hit my desk here in the BTP newsroom: NC State junior wide receiver C.J. Riley is an extremely fast human. Sophomore running back Trent Pinnix and senior defensive end James Smith-Williams? Also of a fleet-footed nature.

Wolfpack strength coach Dantonio Burnette shared some of the team’s top 40 times on Tuesday evening:

Riley ran a laser-timed 4.39-forty and was timed by hand running a 4.33. I now have visions of Riley not only having a breakout season in 2019, but averaging 35 yards per catch.

Trent Pennix and James Smith-Williams some damn good numbers themselves, of course. Pennix will average 25 yards per carry and Smith-Williams is gonna have 40 sacks. Because speed is the one true variable, corresponding 110% to on-field performance, which is not impacted in any way by anything else. You can trust me, I am the football expert.