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LSU's Peterson blazes

Louisiana State cornerback Patrick Peterson ran a blazing 40-yard dash time Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Peterson, considered a likely top-five pick since the college season ended, ran times of 4.32 and 4.37 seconds, according to unofficial times on the NFL Network. That's phenomenal speed for a cornerback as big as Peterson, who measures 6-foot-1 and 219 pounds.

Peterson is viewed as a safe pick with no off-field issues. He figures to be considered by each of the teams in the top five of the draft, including No. 1 Carolina and No. 3 Buffalo.

---Mark Gaughan


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