Who Ran the Fastest 40-yard Dash at the Combine?

Without question, the marquee event at the Scouting Combine each year is the 40-yard dash. 

Just ask Adidas, which promised $100,000 for the three fastest times by players who signed with the company.

To see which prospects may have helped their draft stock based on their respective 40-yard times, we compiled the top times for each position as well as the best overall. 

Overall:

  1. J.J. Nelson, WR (UAB) - 4.28
  1. Trae Waynes, CB (Michigan State) - 4.31
  1. Phillip Dorsett, WR (Miami) - 4.33

(Note: Nelson didn't qualify for the Adidas prize money because he didn't sign with the company before the event.)

Quarterbacks:

  1. Marcus Mariota (Oregon) - 4.52
  1. Nick Marshall (Auburn) - 4.54
  1. Blake Sims (Alabama) - 4.57 

Running backs:

  1. Jeremy Langford (Michigan St.) - 4.42
  1. Karlos Williams (Florida St.) - 4.48
  1. Trey Williams (Texas A&M) - 4.49

Wide receivers:

  1. J.J. Nelson (UAB) - 4.28
  1. Phillip Dorsett (Miami) - 4.33

t3. Kevin White (West Virginia) - 4.35

t3. Chris Conley (Georgia) - 4.35

Tight ends:

  1. MyCole Pruitt (Southern Illinois) - 4.58
  1. Wes Saxton (South Alabama) - 4.65
  1. Maxx Williams (Minnesota) - 4.78

Offensive linemen:

  1. Ali Marpet (Hobart) - 4.98
  1. Jake Fisher (Oregon) - 5.01
  1. Laurence Gibson (Virginia Tech) - 5.04

Safeties:

  1. Justin Cox (Mississippi St.) - 4.36
  1. Eric Rowe (Utah) - 4.45
  1. Damarious Randall (Arizona St.) - 4.46

Cornerbacks:

  1. Trae Waynes (Michigan St.) - 4.31
  1. Ronald Darby (Florida St.) - 4.38

t3. Doran Grant (Ohio St.) - 4.44

t3. Josh Shaw (USC) - 4.44

t3. Craig Mager (Texas St.) - 4.44

t3, Charles Gaines (Louisville) - 4.44

Linebackers:

  1. Vic Beasley (Clemson) - 4.53
  1. Kwon Alexander (LSU) - 4.55

t3. Stephone Anthony (Clemson) - 4.56

t3. Bud Dupress (Kentucky) -4.56

Defensive linemen:

  1. Danielle Hunter (LSU) - 4.57
  1. Owamagbe Odighizuwa (UCLA) - 4.62
  1. Obum Gwacham (Oregon St.) - 4.72
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