Even so, the numbers turned in on Tuesday at an unofficial timing were stunning.
Watkins tweeted that he was timed in 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash: "Ran a 4:27 on grass without training. (What) a great day still got more in me."
Later, fellow wide receiver Matt Porter tweeted that Peake and Bryant had also run sub-4.3 40s.
Watkins and Peake came out of spring practices as starters, along with Adam Humphries - Watkins at the boundary receiver spot where DeAndre Hopkins played last season, and Humphries in the slot where Watkins played the last two years. Bryant is listed as Watkins' backup, with Porter behind Peake and redshirt freshman Germone Hopper backing Humphries.
The Tigers will add to their receiver corps when freshmen Mike Williams, Kyrin Priester and T.J. Green join the mix for preseason camp.