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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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waixingren
Since: Feb 27, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:40 am
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Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:02 am
 

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

Manning(s) slow, Brees slow, Rogers so-so, Brady slow, Smith so-so ...... is RG3 next Newton ? Not so sure.




Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:23 am
 

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

Good speed and footwork are an essential quality for a quarterback to have,


Yes, and No. Good speed no....good footwork, yes.

Eli Manning couldn't outrun my grand-ma, but he has good footwork in the pocket.


Btw...he has more Super Bowl rings than Vick and all other speed merchants at the QB position.


gb2




Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 7:55 am
 

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

Since when does speed mean anything at the QB posotion in the NFL?

Aikman, Bradshaw, Kelly, Montana, etc......none could outrun a d lineman but all were pretty dang good.

I could care less if my QB had wheels. As long as he can sidestep a rusher and deliver the rock, thats all ya need.


gb2



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 6:28 am
 

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

Vick runs, Newton runs, and here's the kicker, Aaron Rogers runs!! If you don't think RGIII is going to succeed just look at those three QB's that run. They make up for mediocre O-Lines by buying time. This is what RGIII will do, and he'll be a beast doing it!!



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 4:23 am
 

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

And why are u throwing black QB names around last time I checked Tim couch sucked Ryan leaf sucked and so did david klingler oh yeah Dan Marino doesn't have a superbowl either so drop the skin card please 

I think you're onto something.

Couch - spread offense.

Leaf - spread offense.

Klingler - spread offense.

Marino - pro set, HoF.

 Maybe this wasn't a "skin card" but an indictment of collegiate spread offense quarterbacks.  There are a ton that come out way too high with impressive stats that can't actually play in the pro game.  


Just one of the reasons I trust Luck more than Griffin:

Luck - Pro set.

Griffin - spread offense.        
;     &nbs
p;  



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 4:23 am
 

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

And why are u throwing black QB names around last time I checked Tim couch sucked Ryan leaf sucked and so did david klingler oh yeah Dan Marino doesn't have a superbowl either so drop the skin card please 

I think you're onto something.

Couch - spread offense.

Leaf - spread offense.

Klingler - spread offense.

Marino - pro set, HoF.

 Maybe this wasn't a "skin card" but an indictment of collegiate spread offense quarterbacks.  There are a ton that come out way too high with impressive stats that can't actually play in the pro game.  


Just one of the reasons I trust Luck more than Griffin:

Luck - Pro set.

Griffin - spread offense.        
;     &nbs
p;  


sugarcupid.con
Since: Feb 27, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 3:59 am
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Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:49 am
 

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

Lol This guy said RG3 had 33 TD's for his career I'm outta here I can't take it anymore *poof*



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:43 am
 

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

Lol ummm Matt Ryan doesn't have a SB either and he can't run so whatcha sayin


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