We noted yesterday that Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor says he sees no need to work out at any other position because he wants to be a quarterback, period.
But if things don’t work out at quarterback for Taylor, he proved today at the NFL Scouting Combine that he has the athletic ability to play another position.
The results of the 40-yard dash have been released, and Taylor topped all quarterbacks at 4.51 seconds.
Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick came in second at 4.53 seconds, followed by Washington’s Jake Locker and Auburn’s Cam Newton, both at 4.59. (The unofficial 4.52 that was originally reported for Locker has been changed, according to NFL.com, to an official 4.59.)
Three other quarterbacks cracked 4.65 seconds: Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert and California University of Pennsylvania’s Josh Portis at 4.62, and Florida State’s Christian Ponder at 4.65.