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Road to the Draft: Greg Childs

Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas
6-foot-3, 212 pounds
Draft projection: Third or fourth round

Lowdown: Childs is a big speedster who could be a draft steal if he stays healthy as a pro. He was on his way to a great career for the Razorbacks before suffering a torn patellar tendon in his right knee eight games into the 2010 season. Childs had led the Razorbacks in receiving in 2009 with 48 catches and an 18.6-yard average. He was on his way to an all-star season in 2010, with 46 catches in eight games (and a 14.3-yard average) before suffering the knee injury. He had a sub-par senior season in 2011, getting 21 catches for 240 yards.

“I think I came back too fast last year," Childs told the Associated Press at his pro day workout. "I didn't want to let my team down. I didn't want to sit out all year. I wanted to help out any way I could."

Childs ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.55 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he lowered it to 4.41 seconds at his pro day on March 6, according to the AP. He also had a pro-day vertical jump of 40.5 inches, which would have tied for fourth among all players at the combine.

If Childs’ medical results look good, he won’t last to the fourth round.

---Mark Gaughan


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