|Source: Michael Brockers ran a 4.97 today|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm ET
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LSU defensive lineman Michael Brockers boosted his draft stock today by running the 40-yard dash as fast as 4.97 seconds, according to an NFC scout.
Brockers was also clocked at 5.15 seconds by NFL scouts.
He has previously visited the Carolina Panthers.
Several teams drafting in the top 10 selections are believed to have interest in Brockers.
The Panthers own the ninth overall pick of the first round, and Brockers is projected as a potential target for the NFC South franchise.
An imposing defensive prospect at 6-foot-6, 322 pounds, Brockers ran the 40-yard dash in 5.36 seconds at the NFL scouting combine and posted a 26 1/2 inch vertical leap.
He also registered an 8-9 broad jump, a 4.81 short shuttle and a 7.46 three-cone drill.
A second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection, Brockers finished third on the team with 9 1/2 tackles for losses.
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