Fastest 40 Yard Dash At The 2016 NFL

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Do you know what the 40 time is? — It’s a common catchphrase when discussing National Football League expectants. The 40, refers to the 40 yard dash, is a shorthand metric for comparative speeds among NFL prospects. It is unquestionably one of the most important results of any of the combine or pro day testing. However, that’s only true for non-quarterback positions — the QB still has to show his accuracy and arm strength.

For all the others, though, the 40 yard dash is the do-or-die challenge. Without any further adieu, here’s the list of fastest 40 yard dash at the 2016 NFL.

FASTEST 40 YARD DASH – OVERALL

 

  1. Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia – 4.31 seconds

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Born on February 16, 1994, Marshall is an American football running back. He plays for the Georgia Bulldogs.

  1. Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame – 4.32 seconds

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Born on April 16, 1994, Fuller is an American football wide receiver. He plays for the Notre Dame.

  1. Jonathan Jones, DB, Auburn – 4.33 seconds

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Born on September 20, 1994, Jones is an American football defensive back. He plays for the Auburn Tigers.

PS: In 2015 Marshall’s time would have tied with cornerback Trae Waynes for second, behind just wide receiver J.J. Nelson (4.28).

FASTEST 40 YARD DASH – QUARTERBACKS

  1. Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech – 4.56 seconds

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Born on April 23, 1993,  Driskel is an American football quarterback. He plays as Louisiana Tech Bulldogs quarterback.

Tie-2. Trevone Boykin, TCU – 4.77 seconds

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Born on August 22, 1993, Boykin is an American football quarterback. He plays for the TCU Horned Frogs.

Tie-2. Carson Wentz, North Dakota State – 4.77 seconds

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Born on December 30, 1992, Wentz is an American football quarterback who plays for the North Dakota State Bison.

PS: Driskel may have placed 2nd among quarterback’s in last year’s class behind Marcus Mariota (4.52).

FASTEST 40 YARD DASH – RUNNING BACKS

  1. Keith Marshall, Georgia – 4.31 seconds

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Born on February 16, 1994, Marshall is an American football running back. He plays for the Georgia Bulldogs.

  1. Tyler Ervin, San Jose St. – 4.41 seconds

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Born on October 7, 1993, Ervin is an American football running back. He plays at San Jose State.

  1. Kenyan Drake, Alabama – 4.45 seconds

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Born at Powder Springs, (Georgia) United States, Drake is an American football running back. He plays at Alabama.

PS: Marshall and Ervin both topped all running backs in 2015. Drake almost finished 4th with Jeremy Langford finishing at third (4.42).

FASTEST 40 YARD DASH – TIGHT ENDS

  1. Jerell Adams, South Carolina – 4.64 seconds

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Born on December 31, 1992, Adams is an American football tight end. He plays for South Carolina.

  1. Temarrick Hemingway, South Carolina St. – 4.71 seconds

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Born on July 30, 1993, Hemingway is an American football tight end. He plays for the South Carolina State Bulldogs.

Tie- 3. Thomas Duarte, UCLA – 4.72 seconds

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Born on March 30, 1995, Duarte is an American football tight end. He plays for the UCLA Bruins.

 

Tie- 3. Austin Hooper, Stanford – 4.72 seconds

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Born at San Mateo (California) United States, Duarte is an American football tight end. He plays for the Stanford Cardinal.

PS: Adams is only behind Mycole Pruitt (4.58) amongst tight end prospects the last 2 years.

FASTEST 40 YARD DASH – WIDE RECEIVERS

  1. William Fuller, Jr., Notre Dame – 4.32 seconds

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Born on April 16, 1994, Fuller is an American football wide receiver. He plays at Notre Dame.

  1. Kolby Listenbee, TCU – 4.39 seconds

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Born on January 25, 1994, Listenbee is an American football wide receiver. He plays at TCU.

  1. Trevor Davis, California – 4.42 seconds

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Born on July 4, 1993, Davis is an American football wide receiver. He plays at California.

PS: Fuller (second) was the only receiver who ranked in the top 5 among all wide receivers in the last 2 years.

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