But the biggest red flag for scouts on Lattimore -- his history of injuries -- flew a little higher Monday when a hip flexor injury prevented him from completing all the drills. Lattimore's college career was hampered by hamstring injuries, but he dispelled reports that it was a hamstring that cost him part of the combine:
It's obviously not a serious injury and Lattimore is expected to be ready for Ohio State's March 23 pro day workout, per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. But it was a disappointing way to end an otherwise stellar workout, particularly in light of the confidence Lattimore expressed in his health just a day before the latest injury.
"That's the first thing (NFL clubs) asked me, how are my hamstrings. I just tell them about my hamstring situation, but I'm a hundred percent fine right now," Lattimore said Sunday.
Lattimore ran a blazing 4.36-second 40-yard dash Monday, along with an impressive 11-foot broad jump and 38.5-inch vertical jump, before suffering the injury.
Hamstring injuries cost Lattimore much playing time early in his career. He tore his right hamstring in 2014, and confirmed Sunday that an MRI was taken on that hamstring during his combine medical exam. Another hamstring limited him in 2015, but he enjoyed his first healthy season at the college level in 2016, playing 13 games with a team-high nine pass breakups for All-Big Ten honors.