Best in class: Fastest 40-yard dash times by position among 2021 NFL draft prospects

Mark Lane
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The NFL combine in Indianapolis was nixed in 2021, which didn’t provide the opportunity to compare 40-yard dash times among most of the college prospects.

No overlays of prospects racing against each other. No Rich Eisen running in a suit on the artificial turf at Lucas Oil Stadium. Maybe next year.

However, many of the prospects have been running the 40-yard dash at their pro days. Here is a breakdown of the fastest 40 times broken down by position as compiled by The Sporting News. See who the fastest players are at their respective positions as the long march toward the 2021 NFL draft continues.

Quarterbacks

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Time

Player

School

4.65

Feleipe Franks

Arkansas

4.78

Davis Mills

Stanford

4.79

Mac Jones

Alabama

4.93

Colin Hill

South Carolina

Running backs

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Time

Player

School

4.38

Pooka Williams

Kansas

4.45

Travis Etienne

Clemson

4.46

Khalil Herbert

Virginia Tech

4.48

Chris Evans

Michigan

4.51

Kylin Hill

Mississippi State

Receivers

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Time

Player

School

4.26

Anthony Schwartz

Auburn

4.29

Rondale Moore

Purdue

4.33

Shi Smith

South Carolina

4.35

Elijah Moore

Ole Miss

4.37

Simi Fehoko

Stanford

Tight end

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Time

Player

School

4.60

Quintin Morris

Bowling Green

4.61

Kyle Granson

SMU

4.65

Hunter Long

Boston College

Offensive line

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Time

Player

School

4.84

Samuel Cosmi

Texas

4.88

Rashawn Slater

Northwestern

4.94

Spencer Brown

Northern Iowa

4.95

Sadarius Hutcherson

South Carolina

4.96

Quinn Meinerz

Wisconsin-Whitewater

Defensive line

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Time

Player

School

4.39

Jayson Oweh

Penn State

4.40

Joseph Ossai

Texas

4.62

Milton Williams

La Tech

4.62

Azeez Ojulari

Georgia

4.68

Tarron Jackson

Coastal Carolina

Linebackers

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Time

Player

School

4.39

Micah Parsons

Penn State

4.55

Shaka Toney

Penn State

4.57

Derrick Barnes

Purdue

4.57

Monty Rice

Georgia

4.59

Nick Bolton

Missouri

Defensive backs

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Time

Player

School

4.29

Eric Stokes

Georgia

4.37

Ambry Thomas

Michigan

4.37

Jaycee Horn

South Carolina

4.38

Nate Hobbs

Illinois

4.38

Greg Newsome

Northwestern

4.38

Tyree Gillespie

Missouri

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