Please check out the Q&A with Fabian Washington, who is currently rehabbing from surgery at the IMG Performance Institute in his hometown of Bradenton, Fla.
Here are a few excerpts:
Fabian Washington on…
His infamous 40-yard dash in 2005… At the combine, I was told it was 4.27. I went on a visit after the combine to New England, and they told me they had me at 4.19. I know I’m fast, but not 4.1 fast. It changed my life. Before the draft, people were saying that I’d go in the 3rd round and mid-2nd at the best. Right after I ran that 40, someone on the NFL Network said, “Fabian Washington just moved himself into the late 1st round.” I’m like, “I can deal with the late 1st round.”
When he knew he’d be in the NFL… I had wanted it since I was nine years old. But when I was a freshman in college, I knew I could do it. There were guys I guarded who were projected to go to the NFL, and I was guarding them. I wasn’t always successful covering them, but I was most of the time.