INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 28: Scouts look on as a player runs the 40-yard dash during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Former Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell appeared to be the fastest man at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this weekend. The former Buckeyes’ star ran a 4.31 in the 40-yard dash.Campbell has been topped, though. An SEC defensive back has taken the title of “fastest man” at the NFL Combine.Former Auburn defensive back Jamel Dean has officially ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine this year.Dean, a former Ohio State commit, ran a 4.30..@AuburnFootball CB Jamel Dean runs a 4.31u 40-yard dash!Tied for the fastest 40 of the 2019 #NFLCombine 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZibOdL80tq— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2019Dean’s 40 was initially listed as a 4.31, but that was an unofficial time. It’s since been updated to a 4.30.Jamel Dean’s OFFICIAL 40 time: 4.30!The fastest 40 of the 2019 #NFLCombine 🚨@jmd0074 | @AuburnFootball https://t.co/0FYM7Xm5th— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2019NFL.com lists Dean as a potential NFL starter, though there are some questions about his medicals, as he’s had multiple knee surgeries.Dean’s combination of height, weight and speed will get the conversation started off in the right direction for NFL evaluators, but there is no way around the fact that multiple knee surgeries will be a cause for concern in those same circles. His length and ability to disrupt catch space is a big plus in his favor and he has the athletic ability to play in a variety of coverages. However, he needs more consistent competitiveness and better technique for the next level.The knees certainly looked good today.
Mumbai: All 29 protesters, arrested for allegedly obstructing and assaulting police personnel during felling of trees at the Aarey Colony here, have been released from jail after being granted bail, officials said on Monday. Mumbai Police have also relaxed prohibitory orders imposed in the Aarey Colony and its surrounding areas. A court here on Sunday ordered the release of protesters on certain conditions, including production of personal surety of Rs 7,000 and assurance that they would not take part in protests. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Following the court order, 24 of the protesters, lodged in Thane Central Jail, were released in the wee hours of Monday, a police official said. Beside, five women protesters, who were lodged in the Byculla Jail here, were also set free after completion of the legal formalities, he said. The arrests were made on Friday and Saturday after clashes broke out between the police and green activists opposing axing of trees by Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) in the Aarey Colony. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Meanwhile, the police also relaxed prohibitory orders, imposed under Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) Section 144 in Aarey Colony and surrounding areas, another official said. “We have not lifted Section 144 completely, but relaxed it, allowing residents of the area to enter or move out. But, action will be taken if we find any unlawful assembly or anyone breaking law in Aarey,” Mumbai Police spokesperson Pranay Ashok said. The police imposed Section 144 in the area on Saturday, following protests by activists against the felling of trees in the green zone to make way for a Metro car shed. In a related development, the Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in the area. A special bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan said it will have to examine the entire thing and posted the matter for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench. The apex court directed that if anybody is still under arrest for protesting the cutting of trees, they should be released forthwith on furnishing of personal bonds. During the hearing, the Maharashtra government told the bench that all those arrested for protesting against cutting of trees in Aarey have been released.
Redshirt-sophomore defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis (59) performs a drill during a March 26 practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorUrban Meyer’s call might have been answered this spring after the Ohio State coach spent most of the 2014 season preaching the need for depth at defensive line.Despite losing starters Michael Bennett and Steve Miller to graduation, OSU defensive line coach Larry Johnson said redshirt-sophomore Tyquan Lewis, sophomore Jalyn Holmes and redshirt-freshman Sam Hubbard have stood out through the first 10 practices this spring.“Tyquan is having a great spring, really great spring,” Johnson said Thursday. “Jalyn is starting to be the player we think he can be. Sam’s kinda out of nowhere, but really got a chance to be really dynamic also.”Lewis and Holmes combined for a total of 20 tackles last season, with Hubbard sitting out as a redshirt. Holmes totaled 11 tackles, one for loss, and Lewis added nine tackles with half a sack.Of the three, Johnson said Lewis has made the biggest strides since OSU’s victory in the College Football Playoff National Championship in January.“It’s clicked in his mind, the kind of player he has to be,” Johnson said. “He’s playing much faster than he played last year. And I think he understands the defensive concept much more than he did last year. But he’s had a really outstanding spring.”While Lewis played in 13 of the Buckeyes’ 15 games last season, he never cracked the regular rotation. Now with the goal of defending its national title, OSU is looking to replace the production of Bennett and Miller, who combined for 75 total tackles and eight sacks as seniors.The Buckeyes’ most productive defensive lineman, junior Joey Bosa, is set to return after totaling 55 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks on his way to being named a unanimous All-American. Bosa acknowledged that there wasn’t much depth on the line last year, but added the confidence he has in his backups has changed this spring.“Last year, we didn’t feel too comfortable with putting some backups in,” Bosa said Thursday. “But this year is a completely different feeling, we have a bunch of guys ready to go.”Like his coach, Bosa said Lewis has been the standout player of the bunch. He said Lewis has earned the starting spot opposite himself at defensive end, and added that he’s done “an unbelievable job” in practice.“He’s out there killing it, going hard every day,” Bosa said. “We’re all so happily surprised to see him do that, and I’m excited to have another end doing that.”Bosa said Lewis has speed and physicality, calling him a “freak” on the field.But while one player has stood out, Bosa added that Holmes and Hubbard have come out strong as well.“Jalyn Holmes and Sam Hubbard, my little protégés,” Bosa said. “They’re doing great, too. They’re out there working, Sam’s gotten so unbelievably better.”Overall, Johnson said he likes where OSU’s defensive line is going as spring practice winds down.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take the field for their annual Spring Game on April 18 before taking on Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va., to open the regular season.