Vikings draft prospects: Nolan Smith runs second-fastest 40-yard dash ever for an EDGE

The Minnesota Vikings have a sneaky need at the edge position with Danielle Hunter and Za’Darius Smith having uncertain futures with the franchise. That is one reason why getting an edge rusher is more of a priority for some than you might think

The edge group this year is very talented, and one of the top prospects nearly set a record in the 40-yard dash. Georgia’s Nolan Smith ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash for an edge rusher ever at 4.39 seconds. That time is only behind Virginia Tech’s Amare Barno, who ran it last year in 4.36 seconds. His 10-yard split is still unofficial at 1.52 seconds, but that would be the fastest-ever for an edge rusher.

Smith also jumped 41.5 inches in the vertical jump and 10 feet 8 inches in the broad jump, both of which are really good numbers for an edge rusher.

The highly productive pass rusher from Georgia has been mocked to the Vikings four times so far this year and he will certainly be more popular moving forward.

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