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Clemson’s Nate Wiggins Suffers Injury Running Fastest 40-Yard Dash At 2024 NFL Combine

Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins is a potential first round pick in the 2024 NFL draft, and his performance at the NFL combine should have helped his case. However, Wiggins injured himself while participating in the 40-yard dash on Friday, ending his combine early.

Wiggins ran an official 4.28 in the 40-yard dash, which was the best time among players to run the event so far. Still, the NFL Network broadcast reported that Wiggins felt a “pop” in his groin, and went to the training room for further evaluation.

NFL Network’s Stacey Dales reports that Wiggins said the injury is a hip flexor, which means he is done doing events at the combine but should be O.K. to participate in Clemson’s Pro Day.

Wiggins spent three seasons at Clemson, playing in 27 games including 23 over the past two seasons. Since the 2022 season, he recorded 58 tackles and three interceptions as a primary starter.

The 20-year-old is considered a top prospect, as many draft analysts have him as a top 30 player in this year’s class.