Former Georgia Bulldogs running back Keith Marshall upped his NFL Draft stock in a tremendous fashion at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis today, as he ran the 40-yard dash in an eye-popping 4.29 seconds.
Of course, the NFL’s official Twitter posted a video of Marshall’s run, which may be seen below.
— NFL (@NFL) February 26, 2016
This is great news for Marshall, whose story only continues to get better. He entered the combine as something of a mystery, and his 40 time all but guarantees he will hear his name called in the spring.
Keep in mind that Marshall arrived at Georgia as a five-star recruit out of Raleigh in 2012 and ran for 759 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman, but then saw the rest of his college career stumble thanks to a torn ACL suffered the following year. He thus finished his time in Athens as a change of pace man behind Nick Chubb, putting his NFL future in jeopardy.
But that’s all changed now, what with Marshall posting the fastest 40 time among running backs and beating out Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott (4.46) and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry (4.54). He’s got a lot left to do, but this is a huge step in the right direction.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from Marshall’s path to the NFL!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to NFL Network