Michael Crabtree has decided to wait until after his personal NFL tryout to have surgery on a stress fracture on his left foot. Or at least that was his intial decision, which he appears to now be re-thinking.
The former Texas Tech wide receiver’s first plan was to run his 40 yard dash for NFL scouts before having the surgery. To some, like ESPN’s Todd McShay that made no sense. Crabtree has two seasons of excellent video tape already assembled, meaning he doesn’t really need an impressive 40 yard dash time to raise his draft status.
In all honesty an unimpressive effort looks like the only thing that can really affect Crabtree’s NFL Draft stock right now. To some scouts the news of his stress fracture likely has added to his already stat filled college career. It’s pretty incredible that a guy can put up the kind of numbers Crabtree did while playing with a stress fracture.
What should Crabtree do? Run? Or have the surgery and depend on his college stats and highlights to propel him into the top ten?