The Washington Times - February 25, 2012, 08:02PM

UPDATED 2:41 p.m., Sun., Feb. 26

Wilson ran his first 40-yard dash attempt in an unofficial 4.40 seconds.

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Virginia Tech running back David Wilson is approaching his on-field workout at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday like a track meet, and that bodes well for him.

The same reasons why Wilson is projected to possibly be drafted in the first round are why he is an collegiate All-American in the triple jump and the lead leg of the Hokies’ 4x100 relay team

“I told my sister the other day on the phone, “I finally get to run another track meet,’” Wilson said Friday. “You’ve got the broad jump, which is like the long jump, the 40 is like the 100, vertical jump - high jump. All this stuff just goes hand-in-hand, and at the end of the day, you’ve got football drills.”

Wilson declared for the draft after a breakout junior season. in 13 games, He had 1709 rushing yards (a 5.9 yards-per-carry average) and nine rushing touchdowns. He was named second-team All-American by the Associated Press.

Because the league’s research service projected he would be drafted in the late first or second round, he decided that outlook was worth forgoing his senior season.

“If it had been lower, it would’ve put more pressure on the decision and I probably would’ve come back to school,” he said. “I got a second-round grade, and if I had gotten a third-round grade, I probably wouldn’t have done some of the stuff I did this past year and I would’ve come back.”