Tuesday is the final day of the 2012 NFL Combine, and it's the day that the defensive backs are running and doing their position drills. Some of the defensive backs surprised with their 40-yard dash times, while a couple disappointed. Guys like LSU's Morris Claiborne, who's expected to be a Top 5 pick, ran slower than most expected with an initial 40-yard dash in the 4.5 range, but rebounded in his second run with an unofficial 4.47 time.
Here are your best performers in the 40-yard dash of the early group. These times are unofficial:
- Ron Brooks, CB, LSU - 4.35
- Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette - 4.37
- Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech - 4.38
- Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma - 4.43
- Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama - 4.44
- Stephen Gilmore, CB, South Carolina - 4.44
- Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU - 4.47
- Terrance Frederick, CB, Texas A&M - 4.50
- Charles Brown, CB, UNC - 4.50
- Asa Jackson, CB, Cal-Poly - 4.50
Some other notable names who ran some rather disappointing times include Nebraska's Alfonzo Dennard, with a 4.51, and Iowa State's Leonard Johnson, who ran a 4.65. One player who's drawn a lot of interest because of his 6'4 and 225 pound frame is Boise State safety George Iloka. The former Bronco ran a 4.59, which is great for a player of his size.