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RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:39 am
Edited on: February 26, 2012 1:23 pm
 
Griffin keeps wowing everyone in Indy. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you thought it was impossible for NFL people to fall more in love with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, you thought wrong. RG3 proved exactly why on Sunday, shredding the 40-yard dash and looking as fast as expected en route to running an official 4.41 40-yard dash.

Andrew Luck, not exactly known as a speedster, was perhaps more impressive with his unofficial 4.59 40 time, later changed to a 4.67 official time.

Griffin's time (both officially and unofficially) was the second-fastest by a quarterback since 2006, with only Reggie McNeal's time of 4.35 in 2006 beating him out. Russell Wilson of Wisconsin ran a 4.50 40 for the second-fastest time of the day, and Jordan Jefferson of LSU ran a 4.59.

The bump up from unofficial to official doesn't matter too much; Griffin got below 4.4 seconds on an unofficial time and that's all people around the league really need to see.

Griffin ran track at Baylor (and in high school) and his performance at the combine -- on the field, in front of the mic, wherever -- has only continued to cement his status as a lock for top-five status in the NFL draft.

It would be stunning, honestly, if RG3 fell further than the second pick. There's a strong belief that the Rams will hold an auction for the No. 2 pick and that someone will pay a hefty price to move up and grab Griffin.

Which is why folks in St. Louis should be enjoying this almost as much as teams who are chasing Griffin are.

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Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:32 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

RG3=BUST. Not a racist but answer one question, please. How many black QBs have won a superbowl? How many have won superbowl MVP? How many have won league MVP? Bust. Period.





Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:31 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

WOW his times will be dumped, I wonder why?



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:09 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you thought it was impossible for NFL people to fall more in love with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, you thought wrong. RG3 proved exactly why on Sunday, shredding the 40-yard dash and looking as fast as expected en route to running the 40-yard dash in 4.38 and 4.41 seconds.
Robert Griffin III with this feat has all but solidified himself going no later than second overall in the upcoming NFL draft.
It would be stunning, honestly, if RG3 fell further than the second pick.
No stunning (to Andrew Luck in particular) actually would be RG3 going first overall. This is a very real possibility, especially after the instant impact Cam Newton gave to the Carolina Panthers offense this past season. The NFL after all is a copycat league.
There's a strong belief that the will hold an auction for the No. 2 pick and that someone will pay a hefty price to move up and grab Griffin.
Hopefully for the Rams sake they have a contingency plan in place if Luck does indeed fall to #2.



Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:06 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

Like the Giants do on a regular basis. rofl



Since: May 12, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:56 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

This guys is gonna be a star in the NFL. A true three headed monster, he can beat you on the ground, in the air, and with quick good decision making skills. I hope the Colts don't draft him because I'm a Patriots fan and would hate to see him beat my team in the playoffs. He is that good!



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