Published On: Mon, Mar 5th, 2018

NFL Combine – Day 4: Lightning-quick DBs take their shot at 40 record

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Throughout the combine, theScore brings you all the results, reaction, and breaking stories as they happen.

What: 2018 NFL Scouting Combine
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
When: March 2-5
TV: NFL Network
Streaming: NFL.com

Defensive backs explode during the 40


The final day of the combine could be the most dramatic, as a host of defensive backs take aim at John Ross’ 40-yard dash record of 4.22 seconds.

LSU’s Donte Jackson was the prime contender to take down Ross, but fell short, posting an unofficial time of 4.32 seconds. Potential top 10 pick Denzel Ward also hit the exact same mark, likely securing his place among the draft’s top prospects.

Derwin James and Minkah Fitzpatrick, who are also both expected to be top 10 picks, are still to come Monday.

Watch: LSU’s Jackson runs joint-fastest unofficial 40 of combine
Watch: Top DB prospect Ward runs a blistering 4.32 in the 40

…and so did the commissioner!


Roger Goodell said Monday morning on Twitter that he intended to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL office in New York in support of NFL Network host Rich Eisen, who has done the event in his suit for charity since 2010.

And, somewhat unbelievably, the commish posted a time of 5.41 seconds, beating the mark of six prospects, all offensive linemen. That’s pretty embarrassing.

Could Barkley make draft history?


Not since 1995 has a running back heard his name called at the NFL draft before any other player, but Saquon Barkley reportedly has a shot at being the Cleveland Browns’ man at No. 1 overall.

Read – Saints’ Payton: Barkley is best RB prospect I’ve seen in 25 years

Mayfield defends Orlando Brown, Lamar Jackson


Baker Mayfield is more used to defending himself rather than others, but the brash Heisman winner spoke out in support of both teammate Orlando Brown and fellow quarterback Lamar Jackson.

“When are you going to watch Orlando Brown run 40 yards down the field?” Mayfield said after Brown’s historically bad combine, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “Never. Look at his film. He gave up zero sacks last year.”

Read: Mayfield backs Jackson not running 40 after WR talk

(Photos courtesy: Getty Images)



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