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2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Fastest 40-yard dash times by position

Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz
Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz
Walter Sharp
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Modified 30 Mar 2021
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The 2021 NFL Draft is one month away, and college pro days are in full swing. Because the NFL Scouting Combine was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NFL draft prospects are running combine drills at their pro days.

These workouts are crucial in the evaluation process, as they allow teams to assess prospects' physical abilities.

The 40-yard draft is one of the most noteworthy tests because it demonstrates a player's raw speed and acceleration. Here's a look at the fastest 40-yard dash times, separated by position groups, of prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft.


2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Quarterbacks' 40-yard dash times

Arkansas QB Feleipe Franks
Arkansas QB Feleipe Franks

Top 40-yard dash times by quarterbacks (measured in seconds)

1) Feleipe Franks, Arkansas: 4.65

2) Davis Mills, Stanford: 4.78

3) Mac Jones, Alabama: 4.79

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4) Colin Hill, South Carolina: 4.93


2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Running backs' 40-yard dash times

Kansas RB Pooka Williams
Kansas RB Pooka Williams

Top 40-yard dash times by running backs (measured in seconds)

1) Pooka Williams, Kansas: 4.38

2) Travis Etienne, Clemson: 4.45

3) Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech: 4.46

4) Chris Evans, Michigan: 4.48

5) Kylin Hill, Mississippi State: 4.51


2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Wide receivers' 40-yard dash times

Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz
Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz

Top 40-yard dash times by wide receivers (measured in seconds)

1) Anthony Schwartz, Auburn: 4.26

2) Rondale Moore, Purdue: 4.29

3) Shi Smith, South Carolina: 4.33

4) Elijah Moore, Ole Miss: 4.35

5) Simi Fehoko, Stanford: 4.37

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2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Tight Ends' 40-yard dash times

Bowling Green State University TE Quintin Morris
Bowling Green State University TE Quintin Morris

Top 40-yard dash times by tight ends (measured in seconds)

1) Quintin Morris, BGSU: 4.60

2) Kyle Granson, SMU: 4.61

3) Hunter Long, Boston College: 4.65


2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive line 40-yard dash times

Texas OL Samuel Cosmi
Texas OL Samuel Cosmi

Top 40-yard dash times by offensive linemen (measured in seconds)

1) Samuel Cosmi, Texas: 4.84

2) Rashawn Slater, Northwestern: 4.88

3) Spencer Brown, Northern Iowa: 4.94

4) Sadarius Hutcherson, South Carolina: 4.95

5) Quinn Meinerz, Wisconsin-Whitewater: 4.96


2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Defensive line 40-yard dash times

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Penn State DL Jayson Oweh
Penn State DL Jayson Oweh

Top 40-yard dash times by defensive linemen (measured in seconds)

1) Jayson Oweh, Penn State: 4.39

2) Joseph Ossai, Texas: 4.40

3) Milton Williams, Louisiana Tech: 4.62

4) Azeez Ojulari, Georgia: 4.62

5) Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina: 4.68


2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Linebackers' 40-yard dash times

Penn State LB Micah Parsons
Penn State LB Micah Parsons

Top 40-yard dash times by linebackers (measured in seconds)

1) Micah Parsons, Penn State: 4.39

2) Shaka Toney, Penn State: 4.55

3) Derrick Barnes, Purdue: 4.57

4) Monty Rice, Georgia: 4.57

5) Nick Bolton, Missouri: 4.59


2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Defensive backs' 40-yard dash times

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Georgia CB Eric Stokes
Georgia CB Eric Stokes

Top 40-yard dash times by defensive backs (measured in seconds)

1) Eric Stokes, Georgia: 4.29

2) Ambry Thomas, Michigan: 4.37

3) Jayce Horn, South Carolina: 4.37

4) Nate Hobbs, Illinois: 4.38

5) Greg Newsome II, Northwestern: 4.38

6) Tyree Gillespie, Missouri: 4.38

Published 30 Mar 2021, 10:08 IST
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