"Manziel finished the 40 fast" usually means something else.
Johnny Manziel ran the 40. Media selfishly disappointed he didn't chug it.— Matt Sebek (@MattSebek) February 23, 2014
Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles, also considered a first-round quarterback by many draft experts, ran a 4.81 second 40 Sunday morning. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater opted not to run or participate in any other drills Sunday.
Bridgewater, like Seinfeld, refuses to run— PlannedSickDays (@PlannedSickDays) February 23, 2014
Manziel wasn't the only quarterback to impress in the 40-yard dash. Fresno State's Derek Carr, known primarily as a pocket passer, ran a 4.65-second 40. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch ran a 4.72-second 40, while Clemson's Tajh Boyd covered the distance in 4.75 seconds. Alabama's A.J. McCarron ran a Tom Brady-like 4.91.
Love the NFL combine tradition of gushing over QB 40 times and then criticizing them for running too much when they get to the league.— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) February 23, 2014
South Carolina's Connor Shaw posted the day's top time with a 4.55-second sprint. Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas and Miami's Stephen Morris both posted 4.57-second 40 yard dashes.
Many of the pocket passers declined to run Sunday, including LSU's Zach Mettenberger. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in November, also did not participate.