Robert Griffin III ran really, really fast at the combine (VIDEO)
Well, this is impressive. Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III isn’t throwing at the NFL combine, but he showed off his athleticism today in Indy, sending teams scrambling to trade up for the Baylor QB in April’s Draft.
RGIII turned in the fastest 40-yard dash time for a quarterback since 2006, clocking in at 4.41 seconds officially, and was unoficially timed at an even more impressive 4.38 seconds (video below). It was the 8th fastest time overall at this year’s combine, and the 3rd fastest time by a QB in the history of the event, with Michael Vick setting the bar with a 4.33 in 2000, and Texas AM& QB Reggie McNeal posting a 4.40 in 2006. At 6’2″ tall and 223 lbs, Griffin furthered his freakish display by puting up a 39-inch vertical jump to go with a 120-inch broad jump.
And while Stanford’s Andrew Luck is the consensus #1 pick (and was no slouch himself today, comparing closely to Cam Newton in his measurables), needless to say, this kid’s an athlete, and should instantly make an impact in the NFL. Despite pressure to participate in throwing drills today, Griffin will show off his arm when he throws at his pro day on March 21.
VIDEO OF RGIII’S 40-YARD DASH + BONUS GIFs AFTER THE JUMP
Thanks to the awesomeness of technology (and the NFL Network), we get this graphic overlay of RGIII vs Luck vs Cam Newton running the 40 [thanks, SBNation]:
And just for fun, here’s those same three guys vs NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, running in a suit and with a 10-yard head start:
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