Former Michigan wide receivers Amara Darboh and Jehu Chesson competed at the National Football League Combine on Saturday, which featured quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends.
During the 40-yard dash, Darboh clocked an official time of 4.45 seconds. That number tied him for fourth in the morning group of receivers
"(I want to prove that) off the field, my knowledge of the game, that I understand the game of football and I'm willing to put in the extra and I have already put in the extra work to learn concepts and they can feel comfortable putting me at any position out there on the field," Darboh said to the media on Friday. "And on the field, just that I'm a natural, I'm a natural at wide receiver, I can catch naturally, run routes naturally, and I’m an athletic guy.”
On Friday, Darboh logged 17 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, which tied for fourth among all wide receivers at the NFL Combine.
"I'm very coachable. And also I take practice just like the games. I think it's important to practice hard because then it makes the game's easier," Darboh also mentioned. "And especially as a wide receiver you want to run fast and get the timing right with the quarterback throughout the week so the game is not different and he doesn't have to guess what speed you're going."
Chesson, Michigan’s other receiver at the NFL Combine, ran a 4.47 40-yard dash on Saturday morning. He added 10 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press on Friday.
Chesson’s 40-yard dash time was good for sixth place in the morning group of wide receivers.
During the 2016 season with Michigan, Darboh caught 57 passes for 862 yards and seven touchdowns. Meanwhile, Chesson managed to snag 35 passes for 500 yards and two scores. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver added 12 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown.