Measuring in at 5-10, 183 pounds, Bray ran his 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds with a vertical leap of 34 inches. His speed puts him among the Top 20 wide receivers that tested at the combine, something Bray wanted to show. He said that his game is more than just straight speed, however, and that is what he wants teams to remember about him.
“I think I did pretty good,” Bray said. “I could have gone faster in the 40 for sure. I got a little swerve in me (not running in a straight line), but I can live with a 4.4 until we get on the field and really see the field speed.
“I was watching the combine and there weren’t a lot of low 4.3’s,” Bray added. “I was right in the area with the guys that are supposed to be the top dogs. I was right along with them. It’s just a 40 though. On the field it’s a whole different thing.”
Quan Bray developed into a big play receiver for the Tigers
On the field is where Bray stepped up his game last season, particularly as a punt returner. With sure hands and developing the explosiveness teams want to see at the position, Bray said his goals won’t change if and when he gets to the NFL. That goal is to be the best.
“I think that helped me a lot with the punt returns and kick returns,” Bray said. “My goal already is to be the number one punt returner in the league just as my goal was to be the number one punt returner in college football. I was close to that, ended up number two behind Tyler Lockett.”
Motivated after feeling he was snubbed on a combine invitation, Bray said he and his Auburn teammates had a blast on Tuesday showing what they could do. Now it’s time to build on that in the coming weeks and hope to earn a shot at the NFL in 2015.
“It was a great experience to come out and show our talents to everyone that wants to see it,” Bray pointed out. “You just want the chance to come out and have fun and show them how much you love the game.”