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NFL Draft 2011: Each Position's Top 10 40-Yard Dash Times from the Combine

Nick KappelAnalyst IIIApril 8, 2011

NFL Draft 2011: Each Position's Top 10 40-Yard Dash Times from the Combine

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    2011 NFL Draft is fast approaching, so fans are digging deep to crunch the size, speed and strength and their team's future stars.

    Search no more.

    For your viewing pleasure, I have compiled a top-10 list of each position's fastest player based on their 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.

    Enjoy!

Quarterbacks

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    Tyrod Taylor was the fastest QB at the NFL combine, though he's not expected to play the same position at the next level. Either way, he's worth mentioning.

    40-yard dash times are courtesy of NFL.com.

    1. Tyrod Talor (Virginia Tech): 4.51

    2. Colin Kaepernick (Nevada): 4.53

    T-3. Jake Locker (Washington): 4.59

    T-3. Cam Newton (Auburn): 4.59

    T-5. Blaine Gabbert (Missouri): 4.62

    T-5. Joshua Portis (California, PA): 4.62

    7. Christian Ponder (Florida St.): 4.65

    8. Jerrod Johnson (Texas A&M): 4.80

    9. Jeff Van Camp (Florida Atlantic): 4.84

    10. Patrick Devlin (Delaware): 4.86

    Ryan Mallet (Arkansas) did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine.

Running Backs

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    40-yard dash times are courtesy of NFL.com.

    1. Da'Rel Scott (Maryland): 4.34

    2. Mario Fannin (Auburn): 4.38

    T-3. Derrick Locke (Kentucky): 4.40

    T-3. Jordan Todman (Connecticut): 4.40

    5. DeMarco Murray (Oklahoma): 4.41

    6. Roy Helu (Nebraska): 4.42

    7. Brandon Saine (Ohio St.): 4.43

    8. Shane Vereen (California): 4.50

    T-9. Alex Green (Hawaii): 4.53

    T-9. Kendall Hunter (Oklahoma St.): 4.53

    Armando Allen (Notre Dame), Noel Devine (West Virginia), Stanley Havili (USC), Taiwan Jones (Eastern Washington), Bilal Powell (Louisville) and Daniel Thomas (Kansas St.) did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine.

Wide Receivers

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    40-yard dash times are courtesy of NFL.com.

    T-1. Edmond Gates (Abilene Christian): 4.37

    T-1. Ricardo Lockette (Fort Valley St.): 4.37

    3. Julio Jones (Alabama): 4.39

    T-4. Leonard Hankerson (Miami): 4.43

    T-4. Aldrick Robinson (SMU): 4.43

    T-4. Torrey Smith (Maryland): 4.43

    7. Joe Morgan (Walsh): 4.44

    8. Denarius Moore (Tennessee): 4.45

    T-9. Randall Cobb (Kentucky): 4.46

    T-9. Jerrel Jernigan (Troy): 4.46

    T-9. Ronald Johnson (USC): 4.46

    Mark Dell (Michigan St.), Tandon Doss (Indiana), Kealoha Pilares (Hawaii), Demarco Sampson (San Diego St.) and Keith Smith (Purdue) did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine.

Tight Ends

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    40-yard dash times are courtesy of NFL.com.

    1. Robert Houssler (Florida Atlantic): 4.55

    2. Jordan Cameron (USC): 4.59

    3. Virgil Green (Nevada): 4.64

    T-4. Schuylar Oordt (Northern Iowa): 4.67

    T-4. D.J. Williams (Arkansas): 4.67

    6. Julius Thomas (Portland St.): 4.68

    7. Charles Clay (Tulsa): 4.73

    8. Lance Kendricks (Wisconsin): 4.75

    9. Luke Stocker (Tennessee): 4.79

    10. Zack Pianalto (North Carolina): 4.87

    Daniel Hardy (Idaho), Kyle Rudolph (Notre Dame) and Weslye Saunders (South Caroline) did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine.

Defensive Linemen

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    40-yard dash times are courtesy of NFL.com.

    1. Dontay Moch (Nevada): 4.4

    2. Chris Carter (Fresno St.): 4.62

    T-3. Sam Acho (Texas): 4.68

    T-3. Brooks Reed (Arizona): 4.68

    5. Jabaal Sheard (Pittsburgh): 4.69

    6. Roberts Quinn (North Carolina): 4.70

    T-7. Ugo Chinasa (Oklahoma St.): 4.71

    T-7. Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue): 4.71

    9. Allen Bailey (Miami): 4.77

    T-10. Cameron Jordan (California): 4.78

    T-10. Aldon Smith (Missouri): 4.78

    Pierre Allen (Nebraska), Da'Quan Bowers (Clemson), Cam Heyward (Ohio St.), Karl Klug (Iowa), Kentrell Lockett (Mississippi), Stephen Paea (Pittsburgh), Sealver Siliga (Utah) and Adrian Taylor (Oklahoma) did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine.

Linebackers

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    40-yard dash times are courtesy of NFL.com.

    1. Martez Wilson (Illinois): 4.49

    2. Von Miller (Texas A&M): 4.53

    3. Brian Rolle (Ohio St.): 4.56

    4. Adrian Moten (Maryland): 4.62

    5. Douglas Hogue (Syracuse): 4.63

    6. Colin Mccarthy (Miami): 4.65

    T-7. Ross Homan (Ohio St.): 4.68

    T-7. Justin Houston (Georgia): 4.68

    T-7. Scott Lutrus (Connecticut): 4.68

    T-7. James Thomas (West Virginia): 4.68

    T-7. Chris White (Mississippi St.): 4.68

    Bruce Carter (North Carolina), Akeem Dent (Georgia), Nate Irving (N.C. State), Elijah Joseph (Temple), Casey Matthews (Oregon), Kelvin Sheppard (LSU), Derrell Smith (Syracuse) and Quan Sturdivant (North Carolina) did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine.

Cornerbacks

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    40-yard dash times are courtesy of NFL.com.

    1. Demarcus Van Dyke (Miami): 4.28

    2. Patrick Peterson (LSU): 4.34

    T-3. Chimdi Chekwa (Ohio St.): 4.40

    T-3. Chris Culliver (South Carolina): 4.40

    T-5. Prince Amukamara (Nebraska): 4.43

    T-5. Joe Lefeged (Rutgers): 4.43

    T-7. Ras-I Dowling (Virginia): 4.46

    T-7. Curtis Marsha (Utah St.); 4.46

    T-7. Byron Maxwell (Clemson): 4.46

    T-7. Jimmy Smith (Colorado): 4.46

    T-7. Shareece Wright (USC): 4.46

    Brandon Hogan (West Virginia), Chris Rucker (Michigan St.) and Deunta Williams (North Carolina) did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine.

Safeties

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    40-yard dash times are courtesy of NFL.com.

    1. Jeron Johnson (Boise St.): 4.53

    2. Mark Legree (Appalachian St.): 4.56

    3. Robert Sands (West Virginia): 4.57

    T-4. Rahim Moore (UCLA): 4.62

    T-4. Tyler Sash (Iowa): 4.62

    T-4. Jerrard Tarrant (Georgia Tech): 4.62

    T-7. Will Hill (Florida): 4.65

    T-7. Deandre McDaniel (Clemson): 4.65

    9. Nate Williams (Washington): 4.71

    10. Ahmad Black (Florida): 4.78

     

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