Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott told reporters today at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis that he would indeed run the 40-yard dash and that his goal was to finish in the 4.4-4.5 seconds range.
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) February 25, 2016
Elliott is probably the only running back at the combine with a shot at being taken in the first round of April’s NFL Draft, and a strong 40 time is imperative if he is to achieve that goal. His personal best 40 yard dash is 4.32 seconds, per nfldraftscout.com, so aiming for something in the 4.4-4.5 range is respectable for someone of his 6-foot-1, 225 pound frame.
It also helps that Elliott is just fast in general. Keep in mind that in the 2014 Sugar Bowl, he pulled off an epic 85-yard touchdown run against a dangerous Alabama defense, outrunning every member of the Crimson Tide along the way. For someone to outrun an SEC defense like that, they must truly be something special.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for all updates on Elliott’s Combine performance!
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