A lot of talk went out on Marquise Goodwin’s 40-yard dash time of 4.27 seconds (even though the camera timed him “unofficially” in 4.25)
It’s also no coincidence that Marquise Goodwin is an Olympic long jumper with PRs of 8.33 / 6.69 /10.38 for the Long Jump / 60m / 100m.
I always believed that the fastest 40 yard times come from players with a respectable Standing Long Jump AND Standing Vertical Jump scores.
Controlled Explosive power is key to faster running!
Jamie Collins Standing Long Jump
Jamie Collins jumped an impressive 11 feet 7 inches at the 2013 NFL Combine.
The “WR” for the NFL Combine was 11′ 5″ (3.48m) by Justin Fargas (2003) and Scott Starks (2005)
The Current World Record for the standing long jump is held by Norwegian Arne Tvervaag with 3.71 meters or 12′ 2.1″ and he wasn’t even a horizontal jumper!
Jamie Collins also had a 4.64 40 yard dash and a 41.5” vertical jump, missing the the vertical jump “WR” record of 42.5″ set in 2006.
Don’t forget, Jamie is 6 foot 3 inches, and weights 250 lbs!
(NOTE: vertical jump is calculated from your height (top of head) and not your outstretched arm)
His jump is also on YouTube with slow motion replay.