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West Virginia's Mario Alford runs scorching pro-day 40

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Wide receiver Kevin White, a potential top-five pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, was the main attraction Friday at West Virginia's pro day.


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However, while White's workout was reportedly impressive, it was his former teammate who ended up stealing the show.

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Fellow wide receiver Mario Alford blazed a 40-yard dash for 4.27 seconds, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported.

That's quite fast -- UAB wide receiver J.J. Nelson's 4.28 40 was the fastest time recorded at this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

Alford ran a 4.43 electronically timed 40 at the combine but as anyone who watched him during his time at Morgantown could tell you, he's a few ticks faster than that on tape. That's likely why he chose to run the 40 at his pro day instead of standing on his combine result.

The deep threat is unlikely to be taken early in the draft, but he could be a nice option in the middle or late routes for a team that needs a wide receiver who can stretch the field.

"(Alford) has some retention issues with information, so whoever takes him needs to have a plan for him," an NFC East scout told CFB 24/7. "I like him personally. I would keep him outside and use him like the Colts use (T.Y.) Hilton."

Regardless of his pro-day 40 time, it's pretty clear that Alford is already on a lot of teams' radar thanks to his speed.

You can follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.

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