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30 Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times Of The 2022 NFL Draft

Darren - April 8, 2022
NFL

30 Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times Of The 2022 NFL Draft

Darren - April 8, 2022

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3. Tyquan Thornton – 4.28

Only three athletes achieved a sub-4.30 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine. Thornton was the third-fastest player on the entire board after his fantastic time. The Baylor wideout is scarily fast and many people believe that he’s a sleeper in the draft. His positional sense is also excellent.

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However, his frame is very thin and his small hands don’t help matters either. This may dissuade some NFL suitors because they’ll worry about his physicality. He also struggled with injuries at points in college. Thornton has a lot to prove but there’s no doubting his elite speed (via NBC Sports).

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2. Tariq Woolen – 4.26

Woolen was the second-fastest player  in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He appropriately played college football with the Roadrunners. The former UTSA man has the potential to become an early NFL starter. But a lot of things will have to fall into place for the cornerback first.

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The Buccaneers and the Raiders are two franchises that are watching him closely. He will probably be a third-rounder because there are a lot of high-level cornerbacks in this draft. Meanwhile, Woolen possesses fantastic awareness as well as exceptional speed (via Bleacher Report).

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1. Kalon Barnes – 4.23

Barnes is the proud holder of the fastest speed at the NFL Combine. Meanwhile, he also posted the second-best time in the history of the 40-yard dash. Unsurprisingly, several franchises sat up after his electrifying run. The Raiders, 49ers, and other teams have already met with the Baylor cornerback.

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Furthermore, Barnes upset the apple cart with his performance. Several analysts projected that he was a late Day Three pick. But now there’s no certainty where he will land. He didn’t do his chances any harm after his outstanding dash. Now he must take the same energy to the NFL (via Waco Tribune-Herald).

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