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Braxton Miller Explains Why He Thinks He Can Run A Sub-4.3 40 At The NFL Combine

Braxton Miller revealed his NFL Combine 40-yard dash time goal to reporters at the Senior Bowl this week. 

The goal: 4.28. 

It likely drew some "oohhs" and "aahhs" from those who heard it. It certainly did on social media. His play in practice has been doing the same. 

In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Miller explained why he thinks it's possible for him to run a sub-4.3. 

On if he's going to run the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine in Indianapolis:

"Absolutely. It's going to be a low 4.3 (seconds). I like to set goals for myself, I don't know if it will come true or not, but I want to run a 4.28. I feel like I'm capable of it because I ran a 4.36 when I was 215 (pounds) playing quarterback. I had bad eating habits too, so now I'm on a strict diet, working out, training hard, weighing 204, so hopefully. We'll see."

Electronic timing has been used at the NFL Combine since 1999. The fastest recorded time came that year, when Eastern Kentucky's Rondel Menendez ran a 4.24. Since '99, 13 player have ran a sub-4.3 40-yard dash at the combine. 

Will Miller be joining that group? We can't wait to find out. 

The NFL Combine begins Feb. 24 in Indianapolis.