There have been some pretty impressive 40-yard-dash performances already this year at the NFL Scouting Combine. On Friday, former Georgia running back Keith Marshall ran a 4.29, the fastest yet and just .05 slower than Chris Johnson’s 2008 record 4.24 time.
However, there are reports going around that another SEC player could end up being the fastest at this year’s event in Indianapolis. FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman is reporting that former LSU cornerback Rashard Robinson could have the fastest 40 time before the end of the Combine.
Player I heard this week who could emerge as the fastest guy at the Combine from folks here: #LSU CB Rashard Robinson.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 27, 2016
This could end up helping Robinson out tremendously after only playing two seasons at LSU. He didn’t play at all during the 2015 season after some off-field disciplinary problems.
If he does end up running the fastest time at the Combine, he could boost his draft stock and make him a fifth or sixth round pick. That could also make him an interesting target for teams look into bringing on for special teams help.
Defensive backs work out on Monday, so we will just have wait and see if anyone can break Johnson’s eight-year-old record.
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