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Robert Griffin III blows away combine with 40 time

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Robert Griffin III showed why scouts and teams are salivating over his skills for the upcoming NFL draft. The Heisman Trophy winner ran the fastest 40-yard dash by a quarterback at this year's NFL scouting combine.

Griffin was unofficially clocked with a two-run average of 4.38 seconds. His official time was a 4.41.

[ Related: NFL teams now clamoring to move up for Robert Griffin III ]

The Baylor product's early time was ranked in the top five of all players at midmorning. The best overall time Sunday was a 4.30, turned in by Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill. The other three players who bested Griffin in the 40 were also wide receivers.

Griffin was a track star at Baylor. He placed third in the NCAA in the 400-meter hurdles and qualified for the 2008 Olympic trials.

Andrew Luck, the Heisman runner-up and favorite to be the No. 1 pick, later ran twice, getting clocked at 4.66 and 4.59.

It is widely believed that Griffin III will be the second quarterback taken behind Luck. With his scintillating performance in the 40, a time he predicted earlier in the week, that order may be in doubt. Did RGIII just run himself into the No. 1 pick?

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