SEC Football: Comparing NFL Combine 40-Yard Dash Times to High School Times

Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A

NFL Draft prospects took the field at Lucas Oil Stadium last week at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in an effort to impress NFL scouts and solidify their rankings in the draft class. SB Nation put together a list of the prospects 40-yard dash times that compare the results from their high school run to their NFL 40.

The most interesting numbers came from the Southeastern Conference, where the top players in the nation come to play.

Out of the 55 SEC players that ran the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, only 17 were able to cut their times from college. It’s likely a results of adding weight and muscle to their frames.

Here are the times from the SEC scouting combine invitees:

P.J. Lonergan LSU OL 5.38 4.78
Kwame Geathers Georgia DL 5.44 5
D.J. Fluker Alabama OL 5.31 4.9
Sam Montgomery LSU DL 4.81 4.44
Sheldon Richardson Missouri DL 5.02 4.72
Josh Boyd Mississippi State DL 5.14 4.85
DeVonte Holloman South Carolina LB 4.76 4.5
T.J. Moe Missouri WR 4.74 4.5
D.J. Swearinger South Carolina S 4.67 4.44
Jordan Reed Florida TE 4.72 4.5
Philip Lutzenkirchen Auburn TE 4.94 4.73
Kevin Minter LSU LB 4.81 4.6
Damontre Moore Texas A&M DL 4.95 4.74
Tyler Wilson Arkansas QB 4.95 4.75
Justice Cunningham South Carolina TE 4.94 4.78
Jonathan Stewart Texas A&M LB 4.68 4.52
Josh Evans Florida S 4.58 4.43
Mike Gillislee Florida RB 4.55 4.4
Alec Ogletree Georgia LB 4.7 4.55
Sean Porter Texas A&M LB 4.75 4.6
T.J. Johnson South Carolina OL 5.33 5.2
Luke Joeckel Texas A&M OL 5.3 5.2
Matt Elam Florida S 4.54 4.45
Christine Michael Texas A&M RB 4.54 4.45
Robert Lester Alabama S 4.66 4.59
Zaviar Gooden Missouri LB 4.47 4.4
Tavarres King Georgia WR 4.47 4.41
Mychal Rivera Tennessee TE 4.81 4.75
Zac Stacy Vanderbilt RB 4.55 4.5
Cornelius Washington Georgia LB 4.55 4.51
Ace Sanders South Carolina WR 4.58 4.54
Justin Hunter Tennessee WR 4.44 4.4
Barkevious Mingo LSU DL 4.58 4.55
Dee Milliner Alabama DB 4.37 4.35
Jon Bostic Florida LB 4.61 4.59
Devin Taylor South Carolina DL 4.72 4.7
Tharold Simon LSU DB 4.51 4.5
Cobi Hamilton Arkansas WR 4.56 4.56
Chance Warmack Alabama OL 5.49 5.5
Darius Slay Mississippi State DB 4.36 4.37
Shawn Williams Georgia S 4.46 4.5
Onterio McCalebb Auburn RB 4.34 4.4
Michael Ford LSU RB 4.5 4.56
Eric Reid LSU S 4.53 4.6
Ryan Swope Texas A&M WR 4.34 4.41
Sanders Commings Georgia DB 4.41 4.5
Chris Gragg Arkansas TE 4.5 4.6
Lavar Edwards LSU DL 4.8 4.9
Tyrann Mathieu LSU DB 4.5 4.62
Knile Davis Arkansas RB 4.37 4.5
Michael Williams Alabama TE 4.52 4.7
Sharrif Floyd Florida DL 4.92 5.12
Alvin Bailey Arkansas OL 4.95 5.3
Tyler Bray Tennessee QB 5.05 5.45
Corey Lemonier Auburn DL 4.6 5.06

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators, Football, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Missouri Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas A&M Aggies

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  • Jason Kreisler

    It’s likely a results of adding weight and muscle to their frames.

    No, its more likely the difference between hand timed vs digital. The NFL network vs. the offical score was off by as much as .05 on some guys. Non story here.

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