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USC Trojans Football: Su'a Cravens speaks with media at NFL Combine

USC linebacker Su'a Cravens spoke with members of the media at the 2016 NFL Combine.

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USC linebacker Su'a Cravens spoke to the media yesterday during the 2016 NFL Combine.

The biggest news coming out of his address was Cravens telling reporters that he will not be running the 40-yard dash at the Combine. In recent months Cravens has spoken out about wanting to show NFL scouts his speed, but will instead wait to run the 40 until USC's Pro Day on March 23.

Apparently, Cravens' latest time impressed his agent and his trainer, who thinks he can go faster still. When asked what the time was, the linebacker responded "I can't tell you that, it wouldn't be fun if I told you," according to the LA Times' Gary Klein.

Other than that, Cravens' main focus is versatility. When asked about the majority of his informal team interviews he responded that they were about "half linebacker, half safety." The Washington Post points out that measurement might play a key role in Cravens' placement. If smaller than his unofficial listings of 6-1, 225, then he might be seen as too small for linebacker and be a better fit at safety, going back to his first year at USC.

Cravens also said he's been focusing on channeling the physical play of Cardinals linebacker Deonne Bucannon by watching his film. When asked what makes him think he can play at the NFL level, Cravens responded by saying "I'm confident in my skills, I don't shy away from competition," which the scouts there were sure to appreciate. You can check out some of the interview highlights below.