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Keith Marshall is this year’s first to break 4.3 seconds in the 40

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 31:  Keith Marshall #4 of the Georgia Bulldogs rushes for yardage during the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 31, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Getty Images

Georgia running back Keith Marshall is putting on a show at the Scouting Combine.

Marshall, who impressed in the weight room yesterday with 25 reps in the 225-pound bench press, impressed on the field today with his 40-yard dash.

With an unofficial time of 4.29 seconds, Marshall became this year’s first player to break 4.3 seconds. Those in attendance in Indianapolis could be heard gasping, “Oooh,” as Marshall crossed the finish line.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Marshall will be a high pick. He only started two games at Georgia, spending most of his college career behind Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb on the depth chart. When he announced late last season that he was turning pro with a year of eligibility remaining, many thought it was a mistake.

But the 5-foot-11, 219-pound Marshall has shown that he has the measurables to play in the NFL. Scouts have to be impressed with what he’s doing in Indianapolis.

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13 Responses to “Keith Marshall is this year’s first to break 4.3 seconds in the 40”
  1. myeaglescantwin says: Feb 26, 2016 2:16 PM

    Trade Murray to dallas, use a 3rd on this cat.

  2. mightymightylafootball says: Feb 26, 2016 2:27 PM

    Can someone tell me why don’t they do 40 times in pads? I’m legitimately asking.

  3. tedmurph says: Feb 26, 2016 2:37 PM

    3rd rnd? This guy probably went from 7th rnd/UFA to 5th/6th rnd.

  4. seatownballers says: Feb 26, 2016 2:52 PM

    Seattle should sign him. Have 2 third round picks

  5. steelerben says: Feb 26, 2016 2:55 PM

    mightymightylafootball says:
    Feb 26, 2016 2:27 PM
    Can someone tell me why don’t they do 40 times in pads? I’m legitimately asking.

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    Because the times wouldn’t be as fast, and everyone likes flashy numbers.

  6. bassplucker says: Feb 26, 2016 3:09 PM

    If nothing else he sounds like he’d be a guided missile on special teams.

  7. pftwd3 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:16 PM

    Strength and speed aren’t the only skills needed to be a productive RB in the NFL. But, plenty of guys would have been backups if they had Gurley and Chubb in front of them.

  8. orangehigh says: Feb 26, 2016 3:57 PM

    Did he get that cool 1 million from Adidas?

  9. granadafan says: Feb 26, 2016 4:16 PM

    Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane

  10. centralfloridacowboy says: Feb 26, 2016 6:44 PM

    Granada – so you are basically saying Sonny Weaver Jr won’t be drafting him

  11. whodey83 says: Feb 26, 2016 6:59 PM

    Plenty of college backups have had decent pro careers. Worth taking a look.

    Also, some of you dudes, the “look like Tarzan, play like Jane”, “bank on it”, “kiss the rings”, and others…get a new schtick. You’re not even close to funny or witty, and even worse, you’re not original.

    Bank on it!

  12. opiedamus says: Feb 26, 2016 7:25 PM

    Kid got hurt (knee). Prior to that, he and TG were basically splitting time. Dawgs brought him back slowly to focus on getting him completely healthy.

    Cliff notes: someone will get a stud who is 2 years removed from knee surgery. He and TG are very close, as well. Could very well play like T Davis (former Den back and MVP) only faster….

  13. ivanpavlov0000 says: Feb 27, 2016 5:26 PM

    With that speed and strength, he’d make an excellent kickoff return specialist — assuming the NFL doesn’t do away with kicks.

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