The corners are running their 40 yard dashes today and usually that group makes up several of the top 40 times at the combine, but I thought it would be worth checking out the fastest non corners.
Da’Rel Scott, a running back from Maryland ran a 4.34 to top all non corners. WRs Ricardo Lockette and Edmund Gates both ran 4.37 40s. RB Mario Fannin clocked in a 4.38 and WR Julio Jones rounded out the top five with a 4.39. Maybe the most surprising name on the fastest 40 times list is Dontay Moch who is a defense lineman from Nevada. Yes a defensive lineman turned in a 4.44 40 time.
Of those five fastest guys, only Jones is a considered a notable prospect that will be taken in the first round. The rest are considered late round picks. So this is always the part of the combine where the track athletes might outshine the better actual football players.
The first half of the corners group have already gone this morning and the unofficial times have already surpassed most of these top non corner times. So it should be fun to get the official times from the real speedsters in the draft.