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Maryland’s Da’Rel Scott runs fastest running back forty

Maryland running back Da’Rel Scott is expected to be a mid- to late-round pick in April’s draft, but on Sunday he was a star. With an official forty time of 4.34, Scott was the fastest running back at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Finishing with the second fastest forty time was Mario Fannin, a backup at Auburn. Recording a 4.38, the 5-foot-11, 225-pound prospect left college as the Tigers’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards by a running back. Fannin could have a future as a third-down back in the NFL.

Kentucky’s Derrick Locke and UConn’s Jordan Todman, both undersized scatback types, ran 4.40 forties to tie for third amongst Combine running backs.

Oklahoma’s DeMarco Murray ranked fifth with a 4.41, and Nebraska’s Roy Helu sixth with a 4.42.

Other notable times: Oklahoma State’s Kendall Hunter – 4.53, Alabama’s Mark Ingram – 4.62, Ohio State’s Brandon Saine – 4.43, Hawaii’s Alex Green – 4.53.

These times are all official.

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19 Responses to “Maryland’s Da’Rel Scott runs fastest running back forty”
  1. jameswestphal says: Feb 27, 2011 6:34 PM


  2. jc1958cool says: Feb 27, 2011 6:41 PM

    fannin to the packers at #32, what a 3rd down threat to compliment starks & grant! GREEN & GOLD repeat!!!

  3. 904blasta says: Feb 27, 2011 6:47 PM

    Welcome to Jacksonville, DeMarco Murray.

  4. skoobyfl says: Feb 27, 2011 6:48 PM

    Spiller was a rocket last year, what a game-breaker try said. The Bills got handed a bill of goods & thus far, have gotten a bill without returns.

  5. db105 says: Feb 27, 2011 6:50 PM

    Al Davis is salivating!

  6. dixon29 says: Feb 27, 2011 7:01 PM

    Mario Fannin, a backup at Auburn. Recording a 4.38, the 5-foot-11, 225-pound…

    That is fast for a guy who is 225 pounds. Nice change of pace/third down prospect for a team like Atlanta or Cleveland who have strong bull rushers in Turner and Hillis.

  7. stealthjunk says: Feb 27, 2011 7:10 PM

    Congrats, Da’Rel! The Raiders want to know what jersey size you wear.

  8. ravensfreak00 says: Feb 27, 2011 7:31 PM

    I guess another Maryland player will be going to the Oakland Raiders.

  9. nepats12 says: Feb 27, 2011 7:52 PM

    Anyone else watch today’s RB action? I don’t know much about Brandon Saine from Ohio State – did he play a lot there? Anyway, he stood out to me – looked SUPER natural catching the ball and had one of the top 40 times… who is this kid? Looks like a solid NFL player to me (even if its only as a 3rd down back)

  10. ndgarretjax says: Feb 27, 2011 8:57 PM

    and the number he wants…

  11. stew48 says: Feb 27, 2011 9:15 PM


    Saine was projected as prime running back at The Ohio State Univ. Just never produced as expected; others prevailed. Remeber Fast Willie of the Steelers. Maybe another one.

  12. packerman13 says: Feb 27, 2011 9:36 PM

    I am sure Spiller was so excited he was drafted by the Bills he had a hard time learning there explosive playbook.

  13. thetruuf says: Feb 27, 2011 9:52 PM

    Scott was a beast in ’08 and I thought his injuries robbed him of his speed. I think he makes for a sleeper in the draft.

  14. goldsteel says: Feb 27, 2011 10:04 PM

    Congratulation Da Rel Scott! It’s got to help in the draft.

  15. 52crabcakes says: Feb 27, 2011 10:06 PM

    Yamon Figurs was also fast.

  16. nepats12 says: Feb 27, 2011 10:08 PM

    @stew48 – thx. I recall the guy “Boom” for them… just not Saine. He looked good today. You never know, I guess…

  17. granadafan says: Feb 27, 2011 10:18 PM

    What’s with all these Terps with speed burners? Wow! That’s even faster than Jahvid Best last year. Still, they have to perform on the field, not on a track in comfy clothes.

  18. burntorangehorn says: Feb 27, 2011 11:40 PM

    Murray is kind of brittle, but if he could possibly stay healthy, I think he’s probably the top back of that bunch. The speed’s there, he can take it to the house any play, and he’s extremely versatile.

  19. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Feb 28, 2011 11:37 AM


    Ohio State never used Saine the right way, in my opinion. They should have used him more like Brian Westbrook, catching the ball out of the backfield or lining up in the slot and creating matchup problems.

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