2014 NFL Combine

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

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press
Jesse ReedCorrespondent IFebruary 24, 2014

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

PlayerSchoolHeightWeight (lbs.)40 Time (Sec)Bench PressVertical (Inches)Broad (Inches)3-Cone20-Yd Shuttle60-Yd Shuttle
Blake BortlesUCF6'5"2324.93-32.51157.084.21-
Tajh BoydClemson6'1"2224.84-30.51067.334.23-
Teddy BridgewaterLouisville6'2"214--301137.174.20-
Derek CarrFresno State6'2"2144.69-34.5110-4.20-
David FalesSan Jose St.6'2"2124.99-281037.554.50-
Jimmy GaroppoloEastern Illinois6'2"2264.97-30.51107.044.26-
Jordan LynchNorthern Illinois6'0"2174.76-29.51096.554.20-
Johnny ManzielTexas A&M5'11 3/4"2074.68-31.51136.754.03-
Jeff MathewsCornell6'4"2235.26-25.51057.144.36-
AJ McCarronAlabama6'3"2204.94-28997.184.34-
Zach MettenbergerLSU6'5"224-------
Stephen MorrisMiami6'2"2134.63-301117.364.49-
Aaron MurrayGeorgia6'1"207-------
Bryn RennerNorth Carolina6'3"2284.87-25.51087.224.30-
Tom SavagePittsburgh6'4"2284.97-271057.334.36-
Connor ShawSouth Carolina6'0"2064.66-341167.074.33-
Logan ThomasVirginia Tech6'6"2484.61-35.51187.054.18-
Dustin VaughanWest Texas A&M6'5"2354.95-291087.254.43-
Keith WenningBall State6'3"2185.00-281007.074.25-
NFL.com

 

 

Wide Receiver Results

PlayerSchoolHeightWeight (lbs.)40 Time (Sec)Bench PressVertical (Inches)Broad (Inches)3-Cone Drill20-Yard Shuttle60-Yard Shuttle
Jared AbbrederisWisconsin6'1"1954.50430.51176.804.0811.39
Devante AdamsFresno State6'1"2124.561439.51236.824.30-
Odel BeckhamLSU5'11"1984.43738.51226.693.9410.93
Kelvin BenjaminFlorida State6'5"2404.611332.51197.334.3912.08
Chris BoydVanderbilt6'4"2064.7312-----
Corey BrownOhio State5'11"1784.51-331167.164.2211.94
John BrownPittsburg State (KS)5'10"1794.34-36.51196.914.1211.40
Martavis BryantClemson6'4"2114.4216391247.184.15-
Isaiah BurseFresno State5'10"1884.5816311156.743.9411.53
Mike CampanaroWake Forest5'9"1924.4620391226.774.0111.31
Brandon ColemanRutgers6'6"2254.562132.5-7.334.51-
Kain ColterNorthwestern5'10"198-------
Brandin CooksOregon State5'10"1984.3316361206.763.8110.72
Damian CopelandLouisville5'11"1844.5012401206.533.9010.84
Mike DavisTexas6'0"197-10-----
Bruce EllingtonSouth Carolina5'9"1974.451539.51206.693.9511.12
Quincy EnunwaNebraska6'2"2254.4519-----
Shaq EvansUCLA6'1"2134.511334.51227.074.2111.51
Mike EvansTexas A&M6'5"2314.531237-7.084.2611.58
Bennie FowlerMichigan State6'1"2174.52-361267.064.1811.52
Austin FranklinNew Mexico State5'11"1894.567361247.074.3311.70
Jeremy GallonMichigan5'7"1854.4915-----
Ryan GrantTulane6'0"1994.64835.51196.684.1111.63
Matt HazelCoastal Carolina6'1"1984.501536.51187.084.2011.60
Robert HerronWyoming5'9"1934.481835.51256.844.27-
Cody HoffmanBYU6'4"2234.651327.51086.894.20-
Josh HuffOregon5'11"2064.511435.5116---
Allen HurnsMiami6'1"1984.5514311207.234.50-
Jeff JanisSaginaw Valley State6''3"2194.422037.51236.643.98-
T.J. JonesNotre Dame6'0"1884.48-331196.824.2711.45
Jarvis LandryLSU5'11"2054.771228.5110---
Cody LatimerIndiana6'2"215-23-----
Marqise LeeUSC6'0"1924.52-38127-4.01-
Marcus LucasMissouri6'4"2184.6020361247.074.25-
Jordan MatthewsVanderbilt6'3"2124.462135.51206.954.1811.84
Donte MoncriefMississippi6'2"2214.401339.51327.024.30-
Kevin NorwoodAlabama6'2"1984.488331216.684.3211.46
Walt PowellMurray State5'11"1894.631031.51206.704.23-
Tevin ReeseBaylor5'10"1634.46-411326.634.18-
Paul RichardsonColorado6'0"1754.40-381247.09--
Allen RobinsonPenn State6'2"2204.60-391277.004.0011.36
Jalen SaundersOklahoma5'9"1654.44-34122---
Willie SneadBall State5'11"1954.621133.51137.194.3911.96
Josh StewartOklahoma State5'10"1784.6911351177.104.33-
Devin StreetPittsburgh6'3"1984.55-371246.894.01-
L'Damian WashingtonMissouri6'4"1954.468321157.194.35-
Sammy WatkinsClemson6'1"2114.4316341266.954.34-
Albert WilsonGeorgia State5'9"2024.431037.51237.004.21-
NFL.com

 

 

Running Back Results

PlayerSchoolHeightWeight (lbs)40 Time (Sec)Bench PressVertical (Inches)Broad (Inches)3-Cone Drill20-Yard Shuttle60-Yard Shuttle
Antonio AndrewsWestern Kentucky5'10"2254.822029.5106---
Dri ArcherKent State5'8"1734.262038122---
George AtkinsonNotre Dame6'1"2184.481938121---
Kapri BibbsColorado State5'9"2124.672429106---
Alfred BlueLSU6'2"2234.631332121---
Ka'Deem CareyArizona5'9"2074.701932.5115---
J.C. CopelandLSU5'11"2714.952328.5111---
Tim CornettUNLV6'0"2094.48-34.5125---
Isaiah CrowellAlabama State5'11"2244.572338117---
Timothy FlandersSam Houston State5'9"2074.752032113---
David FluellenToledo5'11"2244.72-36.5120---
Devonta FreemanFlorida State5'8"2064.58-31.5118---
Tyler GaffneyStanford5'11"2204.49-36.5116---
Marion GriceArizona State6'0"208-------
Ryan HewittStanford6'4"2464.87-33109---
Jeremy HillLSU6'1"2334.662029113---
Carlos HydeOhio State6'0"2304.661934.5114---
Storm JohnsonCentral Florida6'0"2094.601635.5118---
Henry JoseyMissouri5'8"1944.432034.5118---
Tre MasonAuburn5'8"2074.50-35.5126---
Jerick McKinnonGeorgia Southern5'9"2084.413240.5132---
Trey MillardOklahoma6'2"247-------
Adam MuemaSan Diego State5'10"202-------
LaDarius PerkinsMississippi State5'7"1954.462335.5124---
Silas ReddUSC5'10"2124.701837122---
Bishop SankeyWashington5'9"2094.492635.5126---
Lache SeastrunkBaylor5'9"2014.511534.5134---
Charles SimsWest Virginia6'0"2144.481737.5126---
Jerome SmithSyracuse5'11"2204.841436118---
Lorenzo TeliaferroCoastal Carolina6'0"2294.581833118---
De'Anthony ThomasOregon5'9"1744.50832124---
Terrance WestTowson5'9"2254.541633.5120---
James WhiteWisconsin5'9"2044.572332114---
James WilderFlorida State6'3"2324.861835121---
Damien WilliamsOklahoma5'11"2224.451635.5121---
Andre WilliamsBoston College5'11"2304.56-38129---
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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