8. Nick Cross – 4.34
Cross had an excellent day at the NFL Combine. The former Maryland athlete was the fastest safety on the board with a 40-yard dash time of 4.34 seconds. Meanwhile, his jumps were also in the top five for players in his position. After a strong season with the Terrapins, Cross did everything he could to impress.
He posted better Combine stats than some potential first-rounders. There’s a growing belief that this could push his prospects up to the second round. Cross has three interceptions and four forced fumbles for Maryland in 2021. Next, he plans to succeed in the NFL (via Baltimore Sun).