Derek Stingley Jr

Following two years of struggles, Derek Stingley Jr gets shot at draft redemption.

UPDATED: 4/06/2022

Any questions over whether Derek Stingley Jr’s foot injuries might still be lingering from the 2021 seasons were quickly dashed Wednesday.

In 4.4 seconds. 

With all 32 teams watching, including Mike Tomlin and Anthony Lynn,  Stingley looked fast at LSU’s Pro Day, clocking at 4.37 on the overhead board.  

His runs were cited anywhere from the mid-4.3s to 4.44. 

Here’s the official numbers released Wednesday.

NFL-official numbers from Derek Stingley pro day:

6’02, 188 lbs 

10: 1.56

3C: 6.98

SS: 4.19

Vertical: 38 1/2

Broad Jump: 10’2″

The 40 time Stingley posted was right in line with fellow top prospects (McDuffie ran a 4.44;  Sauce Gardner ran 4.41)  

For a bigger corner, the 6’2″ Stingley’s numbers should generate plenty of buzz. 

Original story:

The last time Derek Stingley Jr. was on the football field under a national spotlight, it was December 2020.

Facing Alabama, DaVonta Smith shed him in the end zone for a leaping 20-yard touchdown – Smith’s third of the day – en route to a decisive loss to the nation’s No. 1 team. 

It was a low point in the middle of two years of frustration for a talented LSU cornerback who was anointed as a potential “generational” talent as a freshman.

Stingley struggled on the field in 2020 and then, in 2021, to reach the field at all, (missed most of the season with a Liscfranc injury).

On Wednesday, he’ll get one more chance to show the NFL’s watchful eyes he’s a Top 5 talent.

After missing the NFL Combine last month, Stingley is set to run through every drill for a horde of NFL scouts and executives.

Stingley has been running for well over a month and is “fully recovered,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.

Stingley has high expectations for himself.

“I know myself and I know that when I’m at the best version of myself, I’m the greatest,” he told media last month.

His chance to prove that begins Wednesday.