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Saints Secretly Scouting Fastest Running Back in 2009 Draft

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I've got a secret but you've got to promise not to tell anyone else.

University of Akron running back Andrew Johnson is the fastest running back in the 2009 NFL draft and I'm not talking about our 17th president.

So says the Sports Agents Blog.

Dynasty client, Andrew Johnson, was told by the Indianapolis scout that he had the fastest timed 40 for any running back that the Colts have clocked so far this year.

...the University of Akron released its electronic times and revealed that on a slower than normal surface, Andrew Johnson clocked a 4.32 40

It gets better too. Only two teams, our New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts, were in attendance at Akron's pro day to check this kid out. Since making so many upgrades to their defense via free agency, many draft experts now think the Saints will go with a running back like Chris "Beanie" Wells with their first round pick in this years draft. But the emergence of Andrew Johnson and the fact that he's obviously on the Saints radar might mean they'll try to address their running back issues in the later rounds by stealing this diamond in the rough.

Keep your eyes open.

Stats at a Glance

Andrew Johnson #7
Position: Running Back
Height: 5' 11"
College: University of Akron, University of Miami
Weight: 215
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Birthday: 11/23/86
High School: North Hills HS;

Age: 22


Rushing Stats
YEAR TEAM ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LOST
2004 MIA 16 41 2.6 8 1 0 0 0
2005 MIA 14 97 6.9 46 0 0 0 0
2006 MIA 5 34 6.8 24 0 0 0 0
2008 AKR 56 278 5.0 33 2 0 0 0
Receiving Stats
YEAR TEAM REC YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LOST
2008 AKR 11 64 5.8 20 0 0 0 0