Looks like the Dolphins have located their tailback burner.
03/22/11 - Nfl Draft Scout RIser: Nic Grigsby, RB, Arizona: The Wildcats` 5-11, 199-pound back put on a show at his workout, running sub 4.4 40s, posting an outstanding 43 1/2-inch vertical, and looking very quick with his 4.16 short shuttle and 6.65 three-cone results. That performance could earn him a draft spot if coaches believe they can teach him to hold the ball high and tight. - Chad Reuter, NFLDRAFTScout.com
03/14/11 - Grigsby was a blur during Saturday`s pro day in front of scouts from about 20 NFL teams at the Jimenez Practice Facility. The Wildcat ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 and 4.4 seconds, tops of any player scouted. He was a beast in the bench press, putting up 225 pounds 21 times, and measured 11 feet 1 inch in the broad jump. Impressive numbers, to be sure, but Grigsby`s standing vertical leap defied explanation. He jumped 43.5 inches, best among all UA players by a full 6 inches. Had Grigsby participated in last month`s NFL Combine - he was initially invited, then told not to come - his leap would have been best among all running backs by a full inch.
"Finished eight in the Pac-10 in rushing (567) in 2009 despite missing three full games and not being fully healthy (shoulder) in a total of six contests... Averaged 7.2 yards per carry as junior... Had 94-yard run against NAU, the school`s longest non-scoring run in history and the second-longest run in the UA records book
this is the homerun hitter we we looking for and I believe he has more upside in the league than Devine who I think won`t be able to run between tackles at this height and size
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Enjoy the season fellow Miami Dolphins fan, I am unusually optimistic for this one !