The 6-foot-3, 212-pound receiver looked the part working out in front of 31 NFL scouts Tuesday at Arkansas' pro day.
Childs easily bettered his results from the NFL Combine in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump, posting a 4.41 40 and a 40.5-inch vertical.
"Numbers don't lie," Childs said.
Working out in the Walker Pavilion, he bested the 4.55 40 and 36.5-inch vertical he posted at the combine in late February, putting behind some issues he had in Indianapolis.
"At the combine, we ran the 40 and we ran the routes," Childs said. "After that, I completely locked up. I had Joe laughing at me. Joe went and told J(arius Wright) ‘The funniest thing done happened. Greg fixing to jump and he cramped up.' So I was like I'd just come back pro day, do all my jumps again and do what I normally do."
"I think I came back before I should have," Childs said. "If I would have redshirted, I would have been better. Right now, I'm at 100 percent. You all see what I can do when I'm at 100 percent with all the drills and all the numbers I put up today."
At 100 percent and with the combine and pro day out of the way, Childs can meet with interested teams before the April 26-28 draft.
"It's just a waiting game," Childs said. "Once teams find out that I'm healthy and 100 percent, they have no choice but to go back to when I was 100 percent and look at the film from my freshman, sophomore and junior year."
Regardless of what happens in the upcoming weeks, Childs isn't sure he'll watch the draft.
"I might be out fishing somewhere," Childs said. "I might be on the boat just fishing. This is what I do. I'm real, real country …I'll have my cell phone on me, my draft day phone. If I start getting calls and they're going to pick me I might have to get off the boat, get up in the house and go watch TV."
Childs went through the two-hour workout Tuesday with 15 other former teammates and three Razorbacks who graduated in 2011.
Childs, Joe Adams and Jarius Wright caught passes in individual drills from former Hog and current New England Patriot quarterback Ryan Mallett, one of three former Arkansas players in the NFL –– tight end D.J. Williams and offensive lineman Ray Dominguez –– present for the workouts.
"It was like playing catch," Childs said. "It's something you won't forget how to do especially with people you've been doing it with for years. Ryan could have came back like three years from now and it was my first time catching with him and it still would have felt the same."
Wright caught passes from Mallett during individual workouts, but didn't participate in any testing aside from the 60-yard shuffle, electing to use his combine scores in the 40, vertical jump and other testing.
His 4.42 40 at the combine was tied for ninth among the 47 receivers present.
"Only thing I could really even complain about was the 40 time, but that was done under laser, and everybody knows laser is going to be slower than hand-timed," Wright said. "I put up a 4.42 laser time and I didn't really feel it was going to change too much for me to come out here and run."
Adams participated in all the testing, except for the 3-cone drill and broad jump. He ran a 4.55 40, matching his combine time, but slower than Wright's combine 40 and Childs' pro day time.
"I've never seen Joe Adams get caught from behind, so obviously speed has never been that much of a problem," Wright said.
Adams has a mid-March workout set up with the Carolina Panthers after meeting with every NFL team at the combine. He weighed in at 188 pounds Tuesday, nine pounds heavier than at the combine.
"It feels good to get back to my weight," Adams said. "I'm eating a lot of good home cooking."
Defensive end Jake Bequette, the only other Razorback to join the trio at the combine, didn't participate in any of the testing, but went through individual drills.
"I was happy with my times and had good position work there," Bequette said. "Just today was about weighing in good and doing position work here."
He didn't do the bench press at the combine or at pro day after tweaking a pectoral muscle while training in Irvine, Calif., where his representation, Athletes First, is located.
"It's just kind of nagging," Bequette said. "It wasn't worth going out there and benching at the combine and pro day and risk further injury. So I've got to wait and do it later. I'm going to bench at some point and if some teams want a video of it they can get it."
He was able to work at linebacker in position drills, a spot he played almost exclusively in Senior Bowl practices.
"Some teams see me as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, so I want to show some versatility," Bequette said. "Going into the Senior Bowl it was a huge surprise because i thought I'd be playing end there in a 4-3 scheme … I thought I did pretty well there and showed some stuff at the combine. Today wasn't my best, but I've got several months to work on it."
Linebacker Jerry Franklin wasn't invited to the combine, but participated in everything Tuesday. He ran a 4.6 40, bench pressed 225 pounds 15 times and recorded a 37.5-inch vertical.
"It was important," Franklin said. "I didn't get an invite to the combine. So I was able to come out and show the scouts the things I can do."
One of the players that started next to Franklin, Jerico Nelson, ran a 4.56 40 and did 15 reps of 225.
The 5-foot-9 Destrehan, La., native also weighed in at 203 pounds, significantly heavier than he was at the inaugural Players All-Star Classic, held Feb. 4 in Little Rock.
"I kind of wanted to gain a couple pounds because at the all-star game I was 190," Nelson said. "I wanted to get into the 200-club and today I weighed in at 203. So I was trying to come out and move around at that weight."
While he played the jack position and often lined up at linebacker for Arkansas, Nelson said NFL personnel have told him he will play another position at the next level.
"Most of the scouts I've talked to have told me nickelbacker and special teams from day one," Nelson said. "Other than that, I have to work my way up to try to play safety."
- Safety Tramain Thomas ran a 4.51 40 and had a 38.5-inch vertical.
- Cornerback Isaac Madison ran a 4.47 40, joining Childs as the only players to post sub-4.5 times.
- Offensive lineman Zhamal Thomas and cornerbacks Ramon Broadway and Andru Stewart, all 2011 graduates, participated in pro day.
- Williams played catch with Mallett while players went through testing. Dominguez warmed up with offensive linemen Grant Cook and Grant Freeman prior to individual drills.
- Cook's 27 reps of 225 pounds was the best bench press result. Safety Elton Ford's 22 reps were second.
- Several members of the current Arkansas roster, including Knile Davis, Alonzo Highsmith and Chris Gragg, watched the testing.