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Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky post impressive 40-yard dash times

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The quarterbacks ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday. Not surprisingly, Deshaun Watson of Clemson and Mitchell Trubisky of North Carolina ran well.

Watson’s unofficial times were 4.68 and 4.67. Trubisky’s unofficial times were 4.71 and 4.67.

Trevor Knight of Texas A&M had the fastest time by a quarterback with an unofficial 4.54.

DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame had an official time of 4.83. Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech was clocked in 4.80 and 4.84.

The quarterbacks are grouped alphabetically, so Kizer ran and threw with the morning group. Watson, Trubisky and Mahomes will throw once the wide receivers are finished with their 40-yard dashes.

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20 Responses to “Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky post impressive 40-yard dash times”
  1. pardonmyjake says: Mar 4, 2017 2:30 PM

    i think the 40 yard dash without pads on is all you need to know whether a player is worth drafting or not. i mean jerry rice ran like a 4.8 and all he did was run to canton

  2. sportnorcal says: Mar 4, 2017 4:15 PM

    I bet Montana, Brady, Staubach, Marino, Manning and others didn’t show too well in the 40.

    It’s obviously a very good indicator if you can play at the next level.

  3. mackcarrington says: Mar 4, 2017 4:19 PM

    They must have been wearing ankle weights.
    Nothing impressive about those times.

  4. tbisgod says: Mar 4, 2017 4:34 PM

    He actually ran a 4.59

  5. jgo304 says: Mar 4, 2017 4:46 PM

    I have a strong feeling the Brownies will take the hometown boy Mitchell.

  6. billswillnevermove says: Mar 4, 2017 5:21 PM

    Patrick Mahomes is going to be the best of all these QB’s. Wait and see. Would love the Bills to pick him.

  7. bassplucker says: Mar 4, 2017 5:46 PM

    Good to know, but if your QB is running 40 yards in one pop more than about once every two seasons you’ve got other problems.

  8. tonebones says: Mar 4, 2017 6:13 PM

    The last two super bowl winning QBs, Brady and Manning, can’t run the 40 yard dash all night. On the other hand, RG3 probably set the record. That tells you all you need to know. I agree with billswillnevermove that Mahomes is the best QB. I don’t even have Watson in my top ten QBs.

  9. deangelo23hall says: Mar 4, 2017 6:32 PM

    I’m always amused at the people pointing out the 40 times of old school QBs like Marino, Montana etc.

    Yeah, there’s more to QB than running a fast 40, we get it.

    But as defensive players are getting bigger, faster, stronger, QBs are gonna have to evolve as well to stay upright.

  10. bucnasty says: Mar 4, 2017 6:59 PM

    It’s a powder puff position look how old qbs are compared to other positions you want a pocket passer not a scrambler it’s proven they are fun to watch but never last

  11. gbrim20 says: Mar 4, 2017 7:00 PM

    40 time is the best indicator of whether a QB will succeed.

  12. droppedinagreasefire says: Mar 4, 2017 7:07 PM

    I run a 4.0.to my toilet. I am sneaky fast.

  13. paulus72blog says: Mar 4, 2017 7:42 PM

    Tom Brady 5.28
    Peyton Manning 4.80
    Ben Roethlisberger 4.75
    Russell Wilson 4.55

    My point? I’m not sure.

  14. tonebones says: Mar 4, 2017 8:28 PM

    deangelo23hall says:
    Mar 4, 2017 6:32 PM
    I’m always amused at the people pointing out the 40 times of old school QBs like Marino, Montana etc.
    Yeah, there’s more to QB than running a fast 40, we get it.
    But as defensive players are getting bigger, faster, stronger, QBs are gonna have to evolve as well to stay upright
    *******************************
    Old school? 2017 is this year, and 2016 was last year. Tom Brady won the super bowl this year, and Peyton Manning won it last year. Those are two of the slowest QBs to ever play the game. Obviously you don’t watch much football. That’s ok. I’m sure you’re intelligent in other areas.

  15. rootpain says: Mar 4, 2017 8:46 PM

    Being fast may not be a significant benefit, but neither is it a liability. If all the other attributes are there ie reading defenses, strong arm, quick release, accuracy, disciplined in the pocket etc then also being fast helps when eluding a pass rusher, necessary scrambles and other situational circumstances. No one is going to say, “nope, don’t want him cause he’s just too darn fast.”

  16. midnightcusk says: Mar 4, 2017 9:37 PM

    Nice job, Mitch.

  17. shaymusvandelay says: Mar 5, 2017 12:54 AM

    Russell Wilson beat both of these guys and went in the third round. Wilson will have a better career than both of these guys who will be drafted in the first round.

  18. footballisnotthatimportant says: Mar 5, 2017 6:38 AM

    Peyton Manning still hasn’t finished his 40-yard dash.

  19. jerrytown says: Mar 5, 2017 7:22 AM

    He’ll be Mitch Trubisky again soon.

  20. jim699 says: Mar 5, 2017 9:43 AM

    Being fast may be a liability if you never learn to stand in the pocket and make throws because you have success scrambling. It may slow or even retard the development of a pocket passer.

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