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Sorry to post a link from Bleacher Report. I know most of your guys hate that site, even i do, but this just caught my eyes.
A kid from University of Northern Iowa, just ran a 4.19 40-yard dash at the University of Minnesota's pro day... Is this even possible?
Chris Johnson had the previous fastest time ever with a 4.24 sec dash.
A former Northern Iowa standout just dropped an unbelievable 40-yard dash time at the University of Minnesotas pro day. Fox Sports North reports wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield ran a 40-yard dash time of 4...
Chris Johnson has the fastest time at the combine. This was not at the combine and there are many variables that go into 40 times. Fast track, slow track, wind, what kind of timing device. Depending on what track he ran on sometimes personnel men add a tenth or more.
Wdh! Downvoted for just posting a link to something i found? Its not like i even posted my opinion on this matter, just asked if it was even possible to run a 4.19s dash. Chill out...
I think it's pretty incredible, I doubt it's accurate though due to it being hand timed.
I'd like to see him run in electronically.
I think the NFL should start bringing in some guys outside of the normal combine to run the 40 or do certain drills. It would just open up the number of players and add some more excitement to an already fun combine.
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
Didnt deion sanders do 4.18 or something absurd? Maybe was a 4.2...still absurd
Your right about all the variables that go into it, I don't think anyone can argue that they have the fastest time ever. Using Chris Johnson as an example, he ran his record time after the RCA dome installed Fieldturf, which is generally considered a faster surface than astroturf (the previous material used at the RCA dome).
Actually, I found an article about a guy Rondel Melendz (WR from a kentucky directional school) that ran a 4.24 in 1999 (the first year the NFL used electric timing) and he did it on the Astroturf.
To answer the OP question, JMO, in this day and age (on fieldturf) Melendz could have ran a close to 4.20 time. Add in the professional training that guys receive and I think he would do it. So if he could, I could see someone else doing it.
Bo had best time at Superdome Combine;
Melendez had best time at Indy Combine
All this talk of being legit or what to add when reading forty times. My evals are easier, a complicated system sure..ya know, fast enough or not. :)
This kid is fast enough is what my "numbers" show ha
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Yes, hand timed though ... he is often thought to be the fastest and then when ESPN does a 30 for 30 on Bo Jackson we hear that he is the fastest, etc.
Sinkfield ran a 10.86 in high school. Typically, the elite sprinters show more potential by their high school senior year. Consider the high school 100m record of 10.08 or Rocket Ismail running a 10.2 100m (hand-timed at high school districts to my recollection) and a 6.07 55m/60yd at ND. If Sinkfield is an 'all-timer', his speed curve should have displayed a better time as he exited high school.
The margin of error on hand-timing -- along with Sinkfield's established times and the typical progression -- make the elite comparisons not believable. Surely, some athletes are better in the 10m/20m splits that lead to a better 40m, but we must compare apples to apples. Time Sinkfield on a good track with an electronic system.
Bill Brasky ran a 4.04 forty while pulling a bus of kindergarteners and wrestling a bear ...
... and still lost to Mike Mauti.
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Yeah and Darrell Green ran a 4.09 at Redskins camp his rookie year.
Sean Fitz's beard was a very close 2nd that year.
Why do u assume I down voted u? I didn't think u did or said anything wrong. Just tried to point out some variables.
Relax, i totally got your point, and i agree.
But im still wondering. I know hand held times are off... but by how much (considering the timer was competent)? As in, he was hand held timed at 4.19s, so im guessing if he was electronically timed (on the same ground), it would have been a little slower, maybe in the high 4.2's? Thats still pretty damn fast. And i agree with Lang06, they should allow them to the combine, will def'ly be alot of fun to watch them compete against the others.
This kid immediately jumped to the top of the Raiders draft board.
Although maybe they'll wait until round 3 now that Al Davis isn't calling the shots.
BTW, Jerry Jones is the new Al Davis.
Al Bundy scored 3 touchdowns and kicked the extra points on the way to his 4.15 40. Mauti scored 4 touchdowns, kicked the extra points -- all while carrying Urschel's homework -- and he bested Al by one flowing lock of hair.
Are the regional combines still going on? wonder if he will get an invite if they are?
The article I read about this said that only the kids agent clocked him at a 4.19. None of the scouts there had him below a 4.3. If I remember correctly I believe the Vikings scout said he ran in the high 4.3s
Not sure if they're still going on but pretty sure I read they culminate in another combine of the top guys from the regional combines. Maybe they'll invite him to that. Pretty sure that terrible woman kicker won't be getting an invite to that
I've played on both fieldturf and astroturf and astroturf (back at a PSU 7 on 7 camp in early to mid 2000s on the old fields where Pegula is now going in) is definitely faster. Astroturf had more of a track hard type surface than the sand and mini rubber pellets in the fieldturf, but also resulted in more injuries.
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I think it depends on the location/quality of the surface. I know that Lucas Oil Stadium is renowned for the quality of their Fieldturf.
This is supported with the combine data, the evidence from the combine shows that since 2005 there have been significantly more players running sub 4.30 then the 1999 to 2005 period. Other variables could be issues, but I have read most discussing the shift to fieldturf as being the biggest reason.
That was a joke, I read she asked other kickers how to approach the kick/didn't even know how to put the ball on the tee. She also didn't warmup at all except for pushup and crunches.
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