The 40-yard dash is often a key part of prospect evaluation, and while it's not the be-all and end-all, it can provide a good look at players' speed. Thus, a strong 40 performance can be crucial to improving a player's draft stock. Queen's Golden Gaels receiver Doug Corby should get a boost from that, as he topped all players at the national CFL Combine Sunday with a mark of 4.505 seconds in the 40. That's not a historic mark, and isn't the best showing from a CFL prospect this year (former Western Mustangs' and London Beefeaters' receiver Shaquille Johnson posted a 4.39 at the Toronto regional combine; however, Johnson ran a 4.56 Sunday, so there may have been some differences in the timing or conditions that could further enhance Corby's stock) or even in the top 13 all-time CFL Combine performances, but it's still quite an impressive time, and one that should further enhance Corby's stock. Here's video of his 40:
The 6'2'', 190-pound Corby has more than just a good 40 time, as he posted 592 receiving yards (the fifth-highest total in Ontario University Athletics) on 30 receptions for the Gaels last year despite only playing in five games thanks to injury. He proved to be a big-play receiver, leading the league with an average of 19.7 yards per catch, and earned a second-team OUA all-star nod for that. He was also ranked 19th in the CFL December prospect rankings, and 16th in September, so he's certainly already on the radar of the league's scouts. This strong 40 performance should help boost his stock further ahead of the draft.