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NFL Draft 40 instances tracker: Who has the quickest 40-yard sprint in 2021 draft class?

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Yearly within the lead-up to the NFL Draft, there’s a fascination with the 40-yard sprint of assorted prospects. Although the metric has little to do with the success of gamers on the professional degree, soccer followers love velocity and quick gamers. As such, 40 instances are a big-time matter of dialog yearly throughout the NFL Mix.

Nonetheless, throughout the 2021 NFL offseason, there is no such thing as a mix. The league determined to not host one this 12 months on account of considerations in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The occasion will seemingly be again subsequent 12 months, however with the occasion canceled, the 40-yard sprint hasn’t been on heart stage as a lot because it has been up to now.

Nonetheless, prospects are performing the drill at their professional days and whereas the highlight will not be as vivid at these occasions, there actually might be a sure ingredient of satisfaction for the quickest gamers within the 2021 NFL Draft. And evidently, these top-gear rivals will wish to outdo each other to earn extra consideration forward of the draft.

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Clocking a quick 40-yard sprint would not assure that you will have a profitable NFL profession. Simply ask John Ross, who famously logged a 4.19-second 40-yard sprint and went on to be the No. 9 choose for the Cincinnati Bengals. In 4 NFL seasons, Ross has performed in 27 video games and has simply 51 catches for 733 yards. He does have 10 touchdowns, however he hasn’t been the dynamic, Tyreek Hill-type deep menace that the Bengals hoped they have been getting.

However hey, Ross nonetheless holds the NFL Mix document for the 40-yard sprint, so he’ll at all times have that. This offseason, the likes of Anthony Schwartz, Rondale Moore and Jaycee Horn will attempt to beat that document at their professional days. However will they succeed?

Beneath is a tracker of the quickest gamers as quarterbacks, huge receivers, tight ends, operating backs, offensive linemen, defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs run their 40s all through the 2021 NFL offseason.

2021 NFL Draft 40 instances

Beneath are the 20 quickest unofficial 40-yard sprint instances recorded throughout the 2021 NFL professional day circuit.

(The desk might be up to date as 40 instances are recorded over the weeks main as much as the draft. Not all prospects will run a 40-yard sprint).

Rank 40 Time Participant Place College
1 4.26 Anthony Schwartz WR Auburn
2 4.29 Rondale Moore WR Purdue
T-2 4.29 Eric Stokes CB Georgia
T-4 4.33 Shi Smith WR South Carolina
T-4 4.33 Kary Vincent CB LSU
6 4.34 Racey McMath WR LSU
7 4.35 Elijah Moore WR Ole Miss
T-8 4.37 Ambry Thomas CB Michigan
T-8 4.37 Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina
T-8 4.37 Simi Fehoko WR Stanford
T-11 4.38 Ja’Marr Chase WR LSU
T-11 4.38 Terrace Marshall WR LSU
T-11 4.38 Dee Eskridge WR Western Michigan
T-11 4.38 Tyree Gillespie DB Missouri
T-15 4.38 Nate Hobbs CB Illinois
T-15 4.38 Pooka Williams RB Kansas
T-15 4.38 Greg Newsome CB Northwestern
T-18 4.39 Jayson Oweh DE Penn State
T-18 4.39 Micah Parsons LB Penn State
T-20 4.40 Joseph Ossai DE Texas
T-20 4.40 Tre Brown CB Oklahoma
22 4.41 Rachad Wildgoose CB Wisconsin
T-23 4.42 Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
T-23 4.42 Nico Collins WR Michigan
T-23 4.42 Divine Deablo S Virginia Tech
T-23 4.42 Paulson Adebo CB Stanford

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Moreover, listed here are the 5 quickest 40 instances for every place group from the 2021 NFL professional days.

(The tables might be up to date as 40 instances are recorded over the weeks main as much as the draft.)

Rank 40 Time Participant College
1 4.44 Justin Fields Ohio State
2 4.65 Feleipe Franks Arkansas
3 4.78 Davis Mills Stanford
4 4.79 Mac Jones Alabama
5 4.93 Colin Hill South Carolina

* Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson did not full 40-yard dashes at their professional days.

Rank 40 Time Participant College
1 4.26 Anthony Schwartz Auburn
2 4.29 Rondale Moore Purdue
3 4.33 Shi Smith South Carolina
4 4.34 Racey McMath LSU
5 4.35 Elijah Moore Ole Miss
6 4.37 Simi Fehoko Stanford
T-7 4.38 Ja’Marr Chase LSU
T-7 4.38 Terrace Marshall LSU

 * DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle did not full 40-yard dashes at their professional days.

Rank 40 Time Participant College
1 4.44 Kyle Pitts Florida
2 4.6 Quintin Morris Bowling Inexperienced
3 4.61 Kyle Granson SMU
4 4.65 Hunter Lengthy Boston School
Rank 40 Time Participant College
1 4.38 Pooka Williams Kansas
2 4.45 Travis Etienne Clemson
3 4.46 Khalil Herbert Virginia Tech
4 4.48 Chris Evans Michigan
5 4.51 Kylin Hill Mississippi State
Rank 40 Time Participant College
1 4.84 Samuel Cosmi Texas
2 4.88 Rashawn Slater Northwestern
3 4.94 Spencer Brown Northern Iowa
4 4.95 Sadarius Hutcherson South Carolina
5 4.96 Quinn Meinerz Wisconsin-Whitewater
Rank 40 Time Participant College
1 4.39 Micah Parsons Penn State
2 4.55 Shaka Toney Penn State
T-3 4.57 Derrick Barnes Purdue
T-3 4.57 Monty Rice Georgia
5 4.59 Nick Bolton Missouri
Rank 40 Time Participant College
1 4.39 Jayson Oweh Penn State
2 4.4 Joseph Ossai Texas
T-3 4.62 Milton Williams Louisiana Tech
T-3 4.62 Azeez Ojulari Georgia
5 4.68 Tarron Jackson Coastal Carolina
Rank 40 Time Participant College
1 4.29 Eric Stokes Georgia
2 4.33 Kary Vincent LSU
T-3 4.37 Ambry Thomas Michigan
T-3 4.37 Jaycee Horn South Carolina
T-5 4.38 Nate Hobbs Illinois
T-5 4.38 Greg Newsome Northwestern
T-5 4.38 Tyree Gillespie Missouri



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