After running a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash at Miami’s Pro Day, Hurricanes defensive back Corn Elder has to feel great about his NFL Draft prospects.
“I think it went really well,” Elder said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “I ran good, I think I jumped pretty good, and I was feeling healthy and everything, so I think it went well.”
Elder has something else going for him beyond the measurables. Former Florida State standout Jalen Ramsey called Elder the most competitive guy that he has ever played against or alongside.
“I think I’m the most competitive person,” Elder said. “I compete in everything I do, whether its playing the game, playing cards, on the field – I feel like I compete at everything. I like to win. I like to be the best at everything I do. For that, you have to compete.”
If Elder thinks a teammate isn’t competing to his lofty standard, he’ll let him know about it.
“Oh, definitely,” Elder said. “I want to win, so if you have people around you that’s not competitive on your team, then that’s hard to do. It makes you have to do a lot more.”
Elder, a star running back in high school, moved to cornerback at Miami.
“I was kind of upset when it first happened,” he said, “but it was a great corner group ahead of me so I got to learn a lot from them and everything. I enjoyed learning the corner position. I feel like it’s one of the best positions to play. You have to be the ultimate competitor to play that position, so I definitely had fun with it.”