The varying times of USC safety Taylor Mays’ forty-yard dash continue to pour in.
A league source tells PFT that Pete Carroll timed Mays at 4.19. Of course, that time could have had a lot to do with Carroll hoping his former player ran that fast.
And that’s the crux of all these hand-timed measurements. Human error and even bias come into play.
After watching the NFL Network replay of Mays and Jacoby Ford running next to each other — check the video at 1:10 — we’re more sure than ever that the “official” times are a crock.
The league has turned the Scouting Combine into big business. Major dollars are made by the network and players, so the league needs to come up with a better standardized and equitable way to measure the forty-yard dash.