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Bills WR Listenbee ran 4.39 with a double hernia

Bills WR Listenbee ran 4.39 with a double hernia
Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 18:01:03-04

For many, wide receiver was one of the needs that fans felt the Buffalo Bills had to address. Through the first five rounds, the Bills declined on the notion to add an additional pass-catcher. However, in the sixth round, they took a wide receiver who isn't lacking in confidence... at all.

"I'm the fastest football player probably in the NFL," said Bills sixth-round selection and TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee.

While there isn't a way to validate his claims, everyone can agree on one thing: he's very, very fast. Listenbee ran a 4.39 40-yard dash, but did so with a double sports hernia. The 4.39 time was the second-best time at the 2016 NFL Combine, and with that injury, it makes it all the more impressive.

Listenbee also added that he ran a 10.03 in the 100-meter dash, and when asked why he believed he was the fastest player in the NFL, told reporters, "Because I can go to the Olympics if I wanted to."

He has since had surgery for his double sports hernia, and believes he'll be back at 100-percent by the time of training camp in late July.

Over four years at TCU, Listenbee had 74 receptions for 1,432 yards, and nine touchdowns.

Joe B's Take

At 6-feet and 197-pounds, Listenbee has not only speed to boast about, he also has extremely good hands at the position. Listenbee, as you can see above, often made contested catches in his time at TCU, and that will give him a chance to crack the roster.

Furthermore, past Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, nothing has been decided for the wide receiver depth chart. If he has a good camp, you could see Listenbee attempt to not only crack the roster, but even compete for some playing time. As a sixth-round pick, that's an ideal situation.

He does need to get healthy, and get a bit stronger for the NFL, too. However, if Listenbee does that and stands out this summer, you never know how high on the depth chart he can climb.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia