The Buffalo Bills selected former TCU star receiver Kolby Listenbee with the 192nd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and though Listenbee is recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia, he made some bold claims about what he'll bring to the team. Listenbee said Saturday that if he wasn't playing football, he could be an Olympic sprinter.
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"I'm the fastest player probably in the NFL. So I bring speed, I got great hands. Right now, I got a chip on my shoulder because I got to go out there and show what I have and I mean.... I mean, I think my track time says enough. I don't even need to run the 40. I got drafted. I mean, Coach has seen me, what I can do."
Listenbee ran track at TCU in addition to playing football, and has personal bests of 10.03 seconds in the 100-meter dash (less than half a second slower than Usain Bolt's world record) and 20.6 seonds in the 200-meter (1.41 seconds slower than Bolt). While dealing with his sports hernia at the NFL Combine, Listenbee posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.35 seconds, four hundreths of a second slower than Keith Marshall.
Listenbee caught 30 passes in 2015 for 597 yards (an average of 19.9 yards per catch) and five touchdowns.