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In physics, speed is a scalar quantity. At the NFL Combine, speed seems to correlate with the scales.
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The lighter players — running backs, wide receivers and defensive backs — tend to be the fastest in the 40-yard dash. But few things turn heads like a larger player — Hello, Shaquem Griffin! — who can put up a low time.
So let’s check out all of the 2018 lowest times at each position — and eventually overall.
We’ll see if any of the prospects jockeying for position in the 2018 NFL Draft can best wide receiver John Ross’ record-setting time of 4.22 seconds from last year.
Check back for updates as the Combine continues through the weekend.
Fastest OFFICIAL 40 times for RBs at #NFLCombine2018:— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 2, 2018
1. Nyheim Hines, NCST, 4.38
2. Saquon Barkley, PSU, 4.40
T3. Kalen Ballage, ASU, 4.46
T3. Rashaad Penny, SDSU, 4.46
5. Derrius Guice, LSU, 4.49
Check out Nyheim Hines’ dash:
Wondering how Saquon Barkley would have done in a race against Alvin Kamara, Leonard Fournette or Ezekiel Elliott? You’re in luck.
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UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin ran the fastest 40-yard dash for a linebacker at the combine since 2003.
Top OFFICIAL 40-yard dash times among #NFLCombine LBs:— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 4, 2018
1. Shaquem Griffin, UCF, 4.38
2. Lorenzo Carter, UGA, 4.50
3. Roquan Smith, UGA, 4.51
4. Malik Jefferson, TEX, 4.52
5. Jerome Baker, OHST, 4.53
Wondering how Shaquem would have matched up with stars at other positions? Again, you’re in luck:
Or how he would have run against his twin brother, Shaquill, who participated in the 2017 NFL Combine?
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- Quinton Flowers (South Florida), 4.63
- J.T. Barrett (Ohio State), 4.70
- Josh Allen (Wyoming), 4.75
- Danny Etling (LSU), 4.76
- Logan Woodside (Toledo), 4.79
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Top OFFICIAL 40-yard dash times among #NFLCombine TEs:— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 3, 2018
T1. Mike Gesicki, PSU, 4.54
T1. Jaylen Samuels, NCST, 4.54
T3. Mark Andrews, OU, 4.67
T3. Hayden Hurst, SOCAR, 4.67
T5. Ian Thomas, IND, 4.74
T5. Jordan Thomas, MSST, 4.74
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Top OFFICIAL 40-yard dash times among #NFLCombine DLs:— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 4, 2018
1. Josh Sweat, @FSUFootball, 4.53
2. Marcus Davenport, @UTSAFTBL, 4.58
3. Ade Aruna, @GreenWaveFB, 4.60
4. Harold Landry, @BCFootball, 4.64
5. Bradley Chubb, ,@PackFootball, 4.65
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The large lads on the offensive line may not put up the lowest raw numbers, but speed plus size is a combination NFL scouts are always watching for. Leading the way on Friday, renowned 2016 Piesman Trophy winner Brian O’Neill of Pitt burned his way to the fastest time in his group.
Fastest OFFICIAL 40 times for all OL at #NFLCombine2018:— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 2, 2018
1. Brian O'Neill, Pitt, 4.82
2. Des Harrison, W. Georgia, 4.90
T3. Kolton Miller, UCLA, 4.95
T3. Joe Noteboom, TCU, 4.96
5. Connor Williams, Texas, 5.05
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OFFICIAL 40-yard dash times@LSUfootball's Donte Jackson (@_DJack01): 4.32@OhioStateFB's Denzel Ward (@Flash_Ward12): 4.32@GreenWaveFB's Parry Nickerson (@_therealpnick): 4.32@UofLFootball's @JaireAlexander: 4.38@UCF_Football's Mike Hughes (@_Bigmikee1): 4.53— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 5, 2018