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NFL Combine Results: New 40-Yard Dash Record If Dontay Moch's Unofficial Time Stands

It seems that we're seeing another record set at the NFL Combine every year. So far, 2011 has been no different. After Oregon State DT Stephen Paea set a new Combine record for bench press reps, Nevada DE Dontay Moch may have set a new record for defensive linemen in the 40-yard dash.

According to Frank Tadych of, Moch ran a 4.45 40-yard dash -- that time being unofficial for the moment. If it stands, it would be a new Combine record for defensive linemen. UAB's Bryan Thomas ran a 4.47 in 2002.

4.45 seconds is awfully fast for a 6-foot-1 3/8 and 248 pound lineman. The speed among all players is becoming such that some of the best 40 times from just a decade ago would be considered average today. Moch is good evidence of that.

He's coming out as a 4-3 defensive end but obviously with his combination of size and speed he's a candidate to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

The day isn't over yet so perhaps we'll see another Combine record.