Ricardo Louis is making it hard for NFL teams to ignore him.
The former Auburn wide receiver followed up a solid performance at the NFLPA bowl with standout numbers in individual drills at the scouting combine Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Louis had the fourth best 40-yard dash time at his position with a time of 4.43 seconds. It was the sixth best overall time through the first two days of workouts.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder also impressed with his vertical and broad jump. His 132-inch broad jump was Saturday’s best result and his 38-inch vertical jump was also a top five performance.
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Louis was the only receiver at the combine this year to reach 11 feet with his broad jump.
Former teammate D’haquille Williams didn’t have the kind of success on his road to redemption. Coach Gus Malzahn dismissed Williams from Auburn midway through the season. The receiver acknowledged his “character issues” will impact him in April’s NFL draft, but hoped his combine performance might entice a team to take a chance on him in the late rounds.
His numbers Saturday aren’t going to do him any favors.
Williams ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 seconds, the 3-cone drill in 7.43 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.47 seconds. His 40-yard time was the third worst of the 37 receivers to run the drill at the combine.
"I can tell you that he burned all of his bridges over there (Auburn),” an unnamed NFC director of personnel told NFL.com. “He's a selfish, me--first guy and I don't think he's trustworthy in the locker room at all. He didn't compete at all this year. I wouldn't draft him in any round."
Defensive linemen and linebackers are scheduled for on-field workouts on Sunday with former Auburn linebackers Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy in attendance.