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USC football: Dion Bailey advocates tale of the tape over NFL testing

USC football: Dion Bailey advocates tale of the tape over NFL testing
Former USC safety Dion Bailey, shown stretching at the Santora Elite Training Center at UC Irvine on Feb. 17, says his play on the field should be the determining factor on draft day. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Dion Bailey has gone through physical and psychological testing for the NFL draft.

But the former USC safety said his pro opportunity in May should come down to the tale of the tape.

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His game tape.

"A lot of people get all hyped about the testing and things like that," Bailey said Tuesday after USC's pro day workout on campus. "We play football. Just let my tape speak for me."

Bailey started for two seasons at linebacker and one at safety before declaring for the draft with a season of eligibility remaining.

At the NFL scouting combine in February, he was timed in 4.66 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Bailey did not run the 40 at the pro day workout.

"I don't run track, I play football," he said. "There's a lot of guys that run 4.3 that I'm better than…. I'll never play DB out of a three-point stance so I don't worry about it too much."

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