NFL Combine 2014: Day 4 Results, 40 Times and Recap

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NFL Combine 2014: Day 4 Results, 40 Times and Recap
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Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers hit the field at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday to show off their talents on Day 4 of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, and "speed" was the word of the day.  

As always, it's important to note that the combine is just a tiny sliver of the draft evaluation process. The results posted by the players in each drill make an impact on where they'll be drafted, but they are not the be-all, end-all tests that determines their draft stock. 

With that in mind, here's a look at the results—including 40 times—posted by every player who participated on Sunday. 

 

 

Quarterback Results

Player School Height Weight (lbs.) 40 Time (Sec) Bench Press Vertical (Inches) Broad (Inches) 3-Cone 20-Yd Shuttle 60-Yd Shuttle
Blake Bortles UCF 6'5" 232 4.93 - 32.5 115 7.08 4.21 -
Tajh Boyd Clemson 6'1" 222 4.84 - 30.5 106 7.33 4.23 -
Teddy Bridgewater Louisville 6'2" 214 - - 30 113 7.17 4.20 -
Derek Carr Fresno State 6'2" 214 4.69 - 34.5 110 - 4.20 -
David Fales San Jose St. 6'2" 212 4.99 - 28 103 7.55 4.50 -
Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois 6'2" 226 4.97 - 30.5 110 7.04 4.26 -
Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois 6'0" 217 4.76 - 29.5 109 6.55 4.20 -
Johnny Manziel Texas A&M 5'11 3/4" 207 4.68 - 31.5 113 6.75 4.03 -
Jeff Mathews Cornell 6'4" 223 5.26 - 25.5 105 7.14 4.36 -
AJ McCarron Alabama 6'3" 220 4.94 - 28 99 7.18 4.34 -
Zach Mettenberger LSU 6'5" 224 - - - - - - -
Stephen Morris Miami 6'2" 213 4.63 - 30 111 7.36 4.49 -
Aaron Murray Georgia 6'1" 207 - - - - - - -
Bryn Renner North Carolina 6'3" 228 4.87 - 25.5 108 7.22 4.30 -
Tom Savage Pittsburgh 6'4" 228 4.97 - 27 105 7.33 4.36 -
Connor Shaw South Carolina 6'0" 206 4.66 - 34 116 7.07 4.33 -
Logan Thomas Virginia Tech 6'6" 248 4.61 - 35.5 118 7.05 4.18 -
Dustin Vaughan West Texas A&M 6'5" 235 4.95 - 29 108 7.25 4.43 -
Keith Wenning Ball State 6'3" 218 5.00 - 28 100 7.07 4.25 -

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Wide Receiver Results

Player School Height Weight (lbs.) 40 Time (Sec) Bench Press Vertical (Inches) Broad (Inches) 3-Cone Drill 20-Yard Shuttle 60-Yard Shuttle
Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin 6'1" 195 4.50 4 30.5 117 6.80 4.08 11.39
Devante Adams Fresno State 6'1" 212 4.56 14 39.5 123 6.82 4.30 -
Odel Beckham LSU 5'11" 198 4.43 7 38.5 122 6.69 3.94 10.93
Kelvin Benjamin Florida State 6'5" 240 4.61 13 32.5 119 7.33 4.39 12.08
Chris Boyd Vanderbilt 6'4" 206 4.73 12 - - - - -
Corey Brown Ohio State 5'11" 178 4.51 - 33 116 7.16 4.22 11.94
John Brown Pittsburg State (KS) 5'10" 179 4.34 - 36.5 119 6.91 4.12 11.40
Martavis Bryant Clemson 6'4" 211 4.42 16 39 124 7.18 4.15 -
Isaiah Burse Fresno State 5'10" 188 4.58 16 31 115 6.74 3.94 11.53
Mike Campanaro Wake Forest 5'9" 192 4.46 20 39 122 6.77 4.01 11.31
Brandon Coleman Rutgers 6'6" 225 4.56 21 32.5 - 7.33 4.51 -
Kain Colter Northwestern 5'10" 198 - - - - - - -
Brandin Cooks Oregon State 5'10" 198 4.33 16 36 120 6.76 3.81 10.72
Damian Copeland Louisville 5'11" 184 4.50 12 40 120 6.53 3.90 10.84
Mike Davis Texas 6'0" 197 - 10 - - - - -
Bruce Ellington South Carolina 5'9" 197 4.45 15 39.5 120 6.69 3.95 11.12
Quincy Enunwa Nebraska 6'2" 225 4.45 19 - - - - -
Shaq Evans UCLA 6'1" 213 4.51 13 34.5 122 7.07 4.21 11.51
Mike Evans Texas A&M 6'5" 231 4.53 12 37 - 7.08 4.26 11.58
Bennie Fowler Michigan State 6'1" 217 4.52 - 36 126 7.06 4.18 11.52
Austin Franklin New Mexico State 5'11" 189 4.56 7 36 124 7.07 4.33 11.70
Jeremy Gallon Michigan 5'7" 185 4.49 15 - - - - -
Ryan Grant Tulane 6'0" 199 4.64 8 35.5 119 6.68 4.11 11.63
Matt Hazel Coastal Carolina 6'1" 198 4.50 15 36.5 118 7.08 4.20 11.60
Robert Herron Wyoming 5'9" 193 4.48 18 35.5 125 6.84 4.27 -
Cody Hoffman BYU 6'4" 223 4.65 13 27.5 108 6.89 4.20 -
Josh Huff Oregon 5'11" 206 4.51 14 35.5 116 - - -
Allen Hurns Miami 6'1" 198 4.55 14 31 120 7.23 4.50 -
Jeff Janis Saginaw Valley State 6''3" 219 4.42 20 37.5 123 6.64 3.98 -
T.J. Jones Notre Dame 6'0" 188 4.48 - 33 119 6.82 4.27 11.45
Jarvis Landry LSU 5'11" 205 4.77 12 28.5 110 - - -
Cody Latimer Indiana 6'2" 215 - 23 - - - - -
Marqise Lee USC 6'0" 192 4.52 - 38 127 - 4.01 -
Marcus Lucas Missouri 6'4" 218 4.60 20 36 124 7.07 4.25 -
Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt 6'3" 212 4.46 21 35.5 120 6.95 4.18 11.84
Donte Moncrief Mississippi 6'2" 221 4.40 13 39.5 132 7.02 4.30 -
Kevin Norwood Alabama 6'2" 198 4.48 8 33 121 6.68 4.32 11.46
Walt Powell Murray State 5'11" 189 4.63 10 31.5 120 6.70 4.23 -
Tevin Reese Baylor 5'10" 163 4.46 - 41 132 6.63 4.18 -
Paul Richardson Colorado 6'0" 175 4.40 - 38 124 7.09 - -
Allen Robinson Penn State 6'2" 220 4.60 - 39 127 7.00 4.00 11.36
Jalen Saunders Oklahoma 5'9" 165 4.44 - 34 122 - - -
Willie Snead Ball State 5'11" 195 4.62 11 33.5 113 7.19 4.39 11.96
Josh Stewart Oklahoma State 5'10" 178 4.69 11 35 117 7.10 4.33 -
Devin Street Pittsburgh 6'3" 198 4.55 - 37 124 6.89 4.01 -
L'Damian Washington Missouri 6'4" 195 4.46 8 32 115 7.19 4.35 -
Sammy Watkins Clemson 6'1" 211 4.43 16 34 126 6.95 4.34 -
Albert Wilson Georgia State 5'9" 202 4.43 10 37.5 123 7.00 4.21 -

NFL.com

 

 

Running Back Results

Player School Height Weight (lbs) 40 Time (Sec) Bench Press Vertical (Inches) Broad (Inches) 3-Cone Drill 20-Yard Shuttle 60-Yard Shuttle
Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky 5'10" 225 4.82 20 29.5 106 - - -
Dri Archer Kent State 5'8" 173 4.26 20 38 122 - - -
George Atkinson Notre Dame 6'1" 218 4.48 19 38 121 - - -
Kapri Bibbs Colorado State 5'9" 212 4.67 24 29 106 - - -
Alfred Blue LSU 6'2" 223 4.63 13 32 121 - - -
Ka'Deem Carey Arizona 5'9" 207 4.70 19 32.5 115 - - -
J.C. Copeland LSU 5'11" 271 4.95 23 28.5 111 - - -
Tim Cornett UNLV 6'0" 209 4.48 - 34.5 125 - - -
Isaiah Crowell Alabama State 5'11" 224 4.57 23 38 117 - - -
Timothy Flanders Sam Houston State 5'9" 207 4.75 20 32 113 - - -
David Fluellen Toledo 5'11" 224 4.72 - 36.5 120 - - -
Devonta Freeman Florida State 5'8" 206 4.58 - 31.5 118 - - -
Tyler Gaffney Stanford 5'11" 220 4.49 - 36.5 116 - - -
Marion Grice Arizona State 6'0" 208 - - - - - - -
Ryan Hewitt Stanford 6'4" 246 4.87 - 33 109 - - -
Jeremy Hill LSU 6'1" 233 4.66 20 29 113 - - -
Carlos Hyde Ohio State 6'0" 230 4.66 19 34.5 114 - - -
Storm Johnson Central Florida 6'0" 209 4.60 16 35.5 118 - - -
Henry Josey Missouri 5'8" 194 4.43 20 34.5 118 - - -
Tre Mason Auburn 5'8" 207 4.50 - 35.5 126 - - -
Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern 5'9" 208 4.41 32 40.5 132 - - -
Trey Millard Oklahoma 6'2" 247 - - - - - - -
Adam Muema San Diego State 5'10" 202 - - - - - - -
LaDarius Perkins Mississippi State 5'7" 195 4.46 23 35.5 124 - - -
Silas Redd USC 5'10" 212 4.70 18 37 122 - - -
Bishop Sankey Washington 5'9" 209 4.49 26 35.5 126 - - -
Lache Seastrunk Baylor 5'9" 201 4.51 15 34.5 134 - - -
Charles Sims West Virginia 6'0" 214 4.48 17 37.5 126 - - -
Jerome Smith Syracuse 5'11" 220 4.84 14 36 118 - - -
Lorenzo Teliaferro Coastal Carolina 6'0" 229 4.58 18 33 118 - - -
De'Anthony Thomas Oregon 5'9" 174 4.50 8 32 124 - - -
Terrance West Towson 5'9" 225 4.54 16 33.5 120 - - -
James White Wisconsin 5'9" 204 4.57 23 32 114 - - -
James Wilder Florida State 6'3" 232 4.86 18 35 121 - - -
Damien Williams Oklahoma 5'11" 222 4.45 16 35.5 121 - - -
Andre Williams Boston College 5'11" 230 4.56 - 38 129 - - -

NFL.com

 

 

Major Storylines

Incredible raw speed was on display on Sunday. 

Four receivers "officially" ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds or faster. The unofficial times were even better, as Will Brinson of CBS Sports notes:

Brandin Cooks' "official" time of 4.33 seconds was the fastest amongst receivers, but it's not surprising. B/R's Matt Miller noted that the time verified the blazing speed Cooks showed on tape:

Last year, Tavon Austin went No. 8 overall to the St. Louis Rams. Cooks is a similar player, and at 5'10" and 189 pounds, he has a chance to be selected in that same range this year if the right team falls in love with his game. 

Everyone wanted to see what kind of time Sammy Watkins would post, and he didn't disappoint, posting an "official" time of 4.43 seconds. The receiver had hoped to post top marks and break records, however.

"I am definitely going to be the top prospect and run the fastest time in the 40 and break records at the Combine," he said in an interview with Zac Clark of Stack.com earlier this month.

While he would have surely liked to run faster, Watkins showed the kind of athleticism, speed and on-field abilities during drills that will get him drafted early when Round 1 begins in May. 

Not surprisingly, Johnny Manziel showed plenty of athleticism and speed as well.

However, he, along with Derek Carr and Teddy Bridgewater—all potential first-round picks—watched the field drills from the sideline, as shown by Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Clemson's Tajh Boyd had strong words regarding quarterbacks who decided not to throw, via ESPN's Josina Anderson:

Blake Bortles did compete, and he looked good doing it, too, as noted by Dane Brugler of CBS Sports:

[Bortles] didn't disappoint with the spotlight on him, displaying his smooth set up and release and tossing darts down the field. Bortles' accuracy and footwork on his three-step drops were excellent, showing very good rhythm, timing and precision to rip it with very good target placement. He was a tick late with his seven-step drops and has room to improve his feet and balance in this area, but Bortles was still able to be accurate down the field, especially on deep bucket throws.

Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

As always, it will be fascinating to see where the top quarterbacks will land. 

After the quarterbacks and receivers left the field, it was time for the running backs to show off their talents. But while there were many talented backs performing at Lucas Oil Stadium, nobody made the kind of impact on Sunday that Dri Archer did.

Running an "official" 4.26-second 40-yard dash, as noted by CollegeFootball 24/7, Archer fell just short of Chris Johnson's all-time combine record:

Archer, measuring in at 5'8" and 173 pounds, isn't a prototypical running back, but teams will be itching to get their paws on him in order to take advantage of his blazing speed. 

He'll likely make the biggest impact on special teams and as a slot receiver in the NFL, and it will be interesting to see if Archer can translate that speed into consistent production. 

While some players posted results they won't be happy about, there's still plenty of work left for these players to accomplish after the combine. Pro days and individual workouts will keep them busy from now until the draft, which begins on May 8 in New York City. 

And while many television analysts are currently drooling over the prospects who did put up outstanding numbers, scouts will take them with a grain of salt. They'll look back at the tape to compare notes, and ultimately, most big boards likely won't change very much. 

There are two more days left in Indianapolis for evaluating prospects. Monday will feature defensive linemen and linebackers, which means Jadeveon Clowney, Anthony Barr and Khalil Mack—among others—will take the field.

Then on Tuesday, defensive backs will close out the combine, featuring future top picks like Darqueze Dennard, Calvin Pryor, Justin Gilbert and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. 

 

 

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