Some NFL Combine perspective from a pro University of Tennessee source... Arian Foster has rough pro day According to NFL.com, former Tennessee running back Arian Foster had a less than stellar day in front of scouts on Wednesday. Foster, a San Diego native who did not attend UT's pro day earlier this month, stayed close to home and worked out at San Diego State's pro day. The results, however, weren't great. Foster posted times of 4.73 and 4.69 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Foster's best time in the 40 is about 0.14 seconds slower than the benchmark scouts look for in running backs. His other numbers weren't great, either. In the short shuttle, which measures flexibility, burst and balance, Foster ran a 4.53. That's about 0.3 seconds slower than the ideal. Foster's 32-inch vertical jump was about 4 inches short of the ideal, too. A 9-7 broad jump wasn't off the charts, either. The one good test for Foster was the three-cone drill, which tries to measure agility and change of direction. His time of 7.09 seconds was well ahead of the curve. All told, Foster's performance was hardly shocking. He was never in danger of setting land-speed records while at UT, but his quickness and change of direction - agruably his best traits as a running back - showed up in front of the stop watch, too. We'll see what happens next month with Foster. Despite some poor measurables, he's a pretty smart football player and had been a reliable receiver out of the backfield and a good pass protector. That said, his career was up-and-down in terms of production, and he seemed to have some maturity issues at times, too. Pro Day was huge for Foster, who was injured at the Senior Bowl and couldn't do much [23 reps @225 lbs. bench] at the NFL combine, either. He needed a good day in front of scouts, and he certainly didn't get one. I'd be interested to know exactly how much of that had to do with the ankle injury. Foster wasn't ever a speed back, but those numbers seem a little slower than I had expected. Still, Foster might be able to catch on somewhere. It'd be tough to see Foster going any earlier than the sixth or seventh round in next month's draft. I'd bet free agent, which is certainly a big change from the second-round grade he received last year as a junior.