could this be done as a prewarmup plyo work prior to speed sessions for a short sprinter?
I don't see why not. Coach Shaver gives athletes the option of doing Multi-jumps in the warmup. Most choose not to do them but I could see they would serve the same role as some short accelerations. The only issue might be finding an open pit to do them in to. You wouldn't want to do these landing on a track.