Top Ten 40 Times by Position for 2009 Draft
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Posted Apr 7, 2009


Speed is the most important physical quality on the football field. You can’t teach it, but at some areas of play (OL, QB, DT) it is of lesser importance. Case in point: Tom Marino’s top individual player at each of these positions were nowhere to be found in the top ten speed groupings.

Cornerbacks

NO. Name School 40
1 McCain, Brice Utah 4.31v
2 Biggers, E.J. W Michigan 4.36v
3 Lambert, Terrail Notre Dame 4.39v
4 Butler, Vincent New Mexico St 4.41v
5 Davis, Vontae Illinois 4.42v
6 Webb, Lardarius Nicholls St 4.42v
7 Hughes, Brandon Oregon St 4.43v
8 Jones, Reggie Portland St 4.43v
9 Cox, Derek William & Mary 4.43v
10 Underwood, Brandon Cincinnati 4.47v
  Carter, Tony Florida St 4.47v
  Lacey, Jacob Oklahoma St 4.47v


Defensive Ends

NO. Name School 40
1 Sidbury, Lawrence Richmond 4.55v
2 Barwin, Connor Cincinnati 4.58v
3 Orakpo, Brian Texas 4.66v
4 Brown, Everette Florida St 4.67v
5 Sulak, Stryker Missouri 4.68v
6 Johnson, Michael Georgia Tech 4.71v
7 Lardinois, Joe No Dakota St 4.71v
8 Butler, Victor Oregon St 4.72v
9 Maybin, Aaron Penn St 4.77v
10 Brown, Cody Connecticut 4.79v
  Ayers, Robert Tennessee 4.79v
  Martin, Orion Virginia Tech 4.79v


Defensive Tackles

NO. Name School 40
1 Hypolite, George Colorado 4.87v
2 King, Mitch Iowa 4.87v
3 Field, Alex Virginia 4.88v
4 Hood, Evander Missouri 4.89v
5 Scott, Dorell Clemson 4.94v
6 Doolittle, Tez Auburn 4.96v
7 Steinkuhler, Ty Nebraska 4.97v
8 Magee, Alex Purdue 4.97v
9 Irvin, Corvey Georgia 5.00v
10 Miller, Roy Texas 5.00v


Fullback

NO. Name School 40
1 Fiammetta, Tony Syracuse 4.63v
2 Southerland, Brannan Georgia 4.72v
3 Cook, Jason Mississippi 4.74v
4 Johnson, Quinn Louisiana St 4.84v
5 Mailei, Marcus Weber St 4.88v


Defensive Safety

NO. Name School 40
1 Clemons, Chris Clemson 4.38v
2 Williams, Bryan Akron 4.39v
3 Bruton, David Notre Dame 4.44v
4 Afalava, Al Oregon St 4.46v
5 Moore, William Missouri 4.47v
6 Vaughn, Chip Wake Forest 4.47v
7 Spillman, C.J. Marshall 4.49v
8 Campbell, Brock So Dakota St 4.49v
9 Brooks, Dominique Tulsa 4.50v
10 Martin, Sherrod Troy 4.51v
  Mitchell, Michael Ohio U 4.51v


Inside Linebacker

NO. Name School 40
1 Adkins, Spencer Miami 4.47v
2 Arnoux, Stanley Wake Forest 4.59v
3 Davis, Romeo Miami 4.64v
4 Phillips, Jason TCU 4.65v
5 Cushing, Brian USC 4.68v
6 Ellerbe, Dannell Georgia 4.69v
7 Brinkley, Jasper So Carolina 4.69v
8 Toal, Brian Boston College 4.72v
9 Felder, Anthony California 4.74v
10 McKillop, Scott Pittsburgh 4.74v


Outside Linebacker

NO. Name School 40
1 Williams, Jason Western Illinois 4.51v
2 Boyd, Jerome Oregon 4.52v
3 McRath, Gerald So Mississippi 4.53v
4 Turner, Tim Arkansas (PB) 4.56v
5 Curry, Aaron Wake Forest 4.56v
6 Asiodu, K C Central Oklahoma 4.62v
7 Capps, Cody St Francis (IN) 4.63v
8 Pribnow, Troy Wayne St (NE) 4.63v
9 Freeman, Marcus Ohio St 4.66v
10 Mauga, Josh Nevada-Reno 4.67v
  Matthews, Clay USC 4.67v


Offensive Center

NO. Name School 40
1 Bruggeman, Rob Iowa 5.08v
2 Cooper, Jon Oklahoma 5.13v
3 Luigs, Jonathan Arkansas 5.16v
4 Shipley, A.Q. Penn St 5.21v
5 Wood, Eric Louisville 5.22v
6 Mack, Alex California 5.24v
7 Felix, Robby UTEP 5.26v
8 Quinn, J.D. Montana 5.27v
9 Caldwell, Antoine Alabama 5.28v
10 Newton, Cecil Tennessee St 5.28v


Offensive Guard

NO. Name School 40
1 Person, Ben Ohio St 5.07v
2 Parker, Anthony Tennessee 5.12v
3 Dedrick, Doug Iowa St 5.13v
4 Walker, Brandon Oklahoma 5.18v
5 Olsen, Seth Iowa 5.25v
6 Bright, Travis BYU 5.29v
7 Vasquez, Louis Texas Tech 5.29v
8 Slauson, Matt Nebraska 5.31v
9 Canfield, Trevor Cincinnati 5.32v
10 Ryan, Greg Western Kentucky 5.34v


Offensive Tackle

NO. Name School 40
1 Murtha, Lydon Nebraska 4.87v
2 Hartline, Andrew C. Michigan 4.96v
3 Gardner, Andrew Georgia Tech 5.03v
4 Meredith, Jamon So Carolina 5.03v
5 Fulton, Xavier Illinois 5.04v
6 Cadogan, Gerald Penn St 5.08v
7 Beatty, William Connecticut 5.12v
8 Bell, Joel Furman 5.13v
9 McKee, Ryan So Mississippi 5.13v
10 Britton, Eben Arizona 5.16v


Quarterback

NO. Name School 40
1 White, Pat West Virginia 4.57v
2 McGee, Stephen Texas A&M 4.66v
3 Clement, Chase Rice 4.67v
4 Wilson, John Parker Alabama 4.79v
5 Crane, Chris Boston College 4.79v
6 Boeckman, Todd Ohio St 4.80v
7 Bomar, Rhett Sam Houston St 4.82v
8 Reilly, Mike C Washington 4.83v
9 Stafford, Matthew Georgia 4.83v
10 Smith, Brock Liberty 4.83v


Running backs

NO. Name School 40
1 Smith, Antone Florida St 4.34v
2 Moore, Devin Wyoming 4.35v
3 Sheets, Kory Purdue 4.42v
4 Johnson, Ian Boise St 4.44v
5 Davis, Tristan Auburn 4.45v
6 Thigpen, Marcus Indiana 4.46v
7 Brown, Andre No Carolina St 4.46v
8 Scott, Bernard Abilene Christian 4.47v
9 Herring, Keegan Arizona St 4.47v
10 Goodson, Mike Texas A&M 4.47v


Tight End

NO. Name School 40
1 Cook, Jared So Carolina 4.50v
2 Miller, Zachary Nebraska-Omaha 4.54v
3 Nelson, Shawn So Mississippi 4.56v
4 Morrah, Cameron California 4.64v
5 O'Connell, Jake Miami (OH) 4.68v
6 Ingram, Cornelius Florida 4.69v
7 Nalbone, John Monmouth 4.69v
8 Beckum, Travis Wisconsin 4.69v
9 Sperry, Kory Colorado St 4.70v
10 Branson, Marquez C Arkansas 4.71v


Wide Receiver

NO. Name School 40
1 Heyward-Bey, Darrius Maryland 4.29v
2 Denmark, Clarence Ark (Monticello) 4.31v
3 Butler, Deon Penn St 4.32v
4 Knox, Johnny Abilene Christian 4.33v
5 Thomas, Mike Arizona 4.33v
6 Wallace, Mike Mississippi 4.34v
7 Riley, Eron Duke 4.35v
8 Murphy, Louis Florida 4.37v
9 Byrd, Demetrius Louisiana St 4.37v
10 Harris, Jaron So Dakota St 4.38v


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