Johnson borrows shoes, impresses scouts
Calvin Johnson made a strong statement at the combine by running a fast 40-yard dash in borrowed shoes, writes Todd McShay.
Instead of scrapping the whimsical idea, Johnson simply borrowed a pair of shoes from East Carolina QB James Pickney. At 6-foot-5, 239 pounds and in foreign footwear, Johnson ran the third-best time of all the wide receivers with a 4.35. Having made his statement to scouts and coaches from all 32 teams, Johnson elected to throw on his sweatshirt and call it a day after all the 40s in his group were run.
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