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Minnesota CB Jalen Myrick ran an overlooked 4.28 at the Combine

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Washington receiver John Ross generated a great deal of attention for setting a new Scouting Combine record with a 4.22-second 40-yard dash. But he wasn’t the only player to break 4.3.

Minnesota cornerback Jalen Myrick ran his 40 in 4.28 seconds, making this year’s the first Combine at which two players have run faster than 4.3 seconds.

Here’s a look at the eight players who have broken 4.3 seconds in the last 12 years:

4.22 John Ross, 2017: The Washington receiver solidified his status as a first-round talent.

4.24 Chris Johnson, 2008: Johnson went on to have an outstanding career, with 9,537 rushing yards and counting.

4.26 Dri Archer, 2014: The Steelers took him in the third round of the draft, but he’s mostly been a disappointment.

4.27 Marquise Goodwin, 2013: Drafted by the Bills, he has shown flashes of big-play ability when not focusing on his first love, track and field.

4.28 Jacoby Ford, 2010: A fourth-round pick of the Raiders, Ford managed just 57 catches for 848 yards and three touchdowns in his four-year career.

4.28 Demarcus Van Dyke, 2011: A third-round pick of the Raiders, Van Dyke started just four games in his career.

4.28 J.J. Nelson, 2015: Nelson has 45 catches for 867 yards and eight touchdowns in two years with the Cardinals.

4.28 Jalen Myrick, 2017: There’s no guarantee Myrick will be drafted, but that 40 time should help.

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8 Responses to “Minnesota CB Jalen Myrick ran an overlooked 4.28 at the Combine”
  1. redlikethepig says: Mar 7, 2017 6:37 AM

    Obviously not a guarantee of success.

  2. marty2020 says: Mar 7, 2017 7:56 AM

    I like that list. It puts all this Combine hype into perspective.

  3. darocnessmonsta says: Mar 7, 2017 7:56 AM

    Speed like that usually guys are little which makes it harder for them to be successful,only one player on the list can day his career was decent so just because u run sub 4.3 doesn’t translate to being a great football star

  4. timmmah10 says: Mar 7, 2017 9:23 AM

    Aside from Chris Johnson, and soon John Ross, speed doesn’t get you in the first round unless it’s record breaking…

    Someone will likely take a 6th on Myrick. This CB class is quite deep there just might not be enough jobs to go around, but someone will take him and hope to practice squad him at worst. You see the guys with elite measurables get drafted in the late rounds even if they are projects at their position in most drafts.

  5. bunglesandbears says: Mar 7, 2017 9:24 AM

    That’s insane. He should try out for the Olympics. The slowest time in the 100 is the first 40. Dang.

  6. fmc651 says: Mar 7, 2017 9:35 AM

    BSPN reported 4.29. Just another reason not to watch.

  7. fmc651 says: Mar 7, 2017 9:43 AM

    Since the 40 time garnered a headline. Why did the author say Jalen’s time was overlooked? More like an overlooked player runs a 4.28 . This is too close to a Yahoo Sports story.

  8. 700levelvet says: Mar 7, 2017 11:43 AM

    Dri Archer….lol

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