Results from the NFL Scouting Combine February 24 – March 2, 2010. Check back for updates.
Clemson’s Jacoby Ford (WR)
40 Yard Dash Time = 4.28 sec
225lbs Bench Press (max reps) = 13
Vertical Jump =
Standing Long Jump =
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3 Cone Drill Time =
Comparisons to 2008 can be found here.
Background info below. Jacoby Ford weighed in at 186 so he’s put on some muscle mass!
I’ll be keeping an eye on these 5 fastest men during the upcoming NFL Football Combine as well as the NFL Draft.
In order of their relative track speed, they are:
Clemson’s Jacoby Ford (WR)
Jacoby Ford has a PR of 6.51 seconds for the 60-meter dash and a 10.01 in the 100m at the NCAAs in a qualifying heat. He ran a reported time of 4.126 second 40 yard dash but that is questionable. He is 5 ft 9 in and 175lbs.
LSU’s Trindon Holliday (WR)
Trindon Holliday’s PR of 10.00 from the 100 meters and 2009 NCAA Outdoor Champion raised a lot of eyebrows. His personal best time for 60 meters is 6.54 seconds. The only question is his durability being 5 ft 5 in tall and under 160 lbs.
Clemson’s CJ Spiller (RB)
CJ Spiller track resume includes 60 meters (6.67), 100m (10.22) and 200m (20.91). He is the top pick for running backs in this year’s NFL Draft.
Cal’s Jahvid Best (RB)
Jahvid Best track personal bests are slightly slower than CJ Spiller (10.31 and 20.65 for 100/200m respectively). Since I used to work in Berkeley and train at Cal’s Edwards stadium, he gets an honourable mention in this list.
USC’s Taylor Mays (FS)
Taylor Mays doesn’t have any track times to compare among the others, but in 2006, according to Pete Carroll of USC, he was clocked at 4.25 in the 40-yard dash. In 2007, Mays ran an “electronically-timed” 4.32 40-yard dash, bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times, recorded a 41" vertical jump and an 11?4" standing long jump. Impressive numbers
Thank you for providing the vital stats for these great athletes. In the interest of fairness, let’s compare apples to apples, regarding raw speed.
The stats for Jahvid Best 10.31 and 20.65 FAT, with legal wind, were recorded when he was still a HIGH SCHOOL Senior at Salesian High, not during NCAA competition, like Ford, Holliday, and Spiller. If Jahvid would have continued to develop his track and field sprinting talent while at Berkeley, he most likely would have delivered several sub-10.00 legal times for 100 meters.
Oh, and don’t forget that Jeffrey Demps of Florida recorded a 10.01 FAT as a HIGH SCHOOL Senior also, which is the fastest legal time ever recorded by an American-born high schooler. Like Jahvid Best, (and many others before him, most notably Ted Ginn), he hasn’t continued to develop his talent on the track, choosing instead to focus exclusively on becoming a franchise football player.