Five NFL combine contenders for fastest “40” times
- By Josh Clark
University of Texas-San Antonio Cornerback Tariq Woolen clocked a blazing top speed of 22.45 miles per hour last month at the 2022 Senior Bowl.
It was the highest speed recorded in 5 years at the annual Mobile, Alabama invitational game.
But heading into the NFL Combine this week, Woolen might not even be the fastest corner on the turf – let alone fastest 2022 prospect.
This year’s draft appears to be stocked with more speedsters than the Grand Prix.
Here’s a few of them.
#UTSA CB Tariq Woolen was my winner at CB this week at the Senior Bowl.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) February 5, 2022
6033, 205, 33.5” arms. Clocked 22.45 MPH (@ZebraTechnology) and looked controlled/fluid in drills.
My SB winners at every position: https://t.co/VvNMnMSYNv pic.twitter.com/abEfgq4Svb
Isaac Taylor-Stuart: The USC corner is already recognized for running a 4.2-range 40 yard dash – in high school.
Even burner Jonathan Ross stopped to recognize.
When the fastest player in NFL hands the trophy to the fastest High school player in the county.— Isaac Taylor-Stuart (@Kingathlete5) July 5, 2017
Speed Kills 🤐
Ig- kingathlete @WatchJRoss pic.twitter.com/F31g8RD4bw
Calvin Austin III: Just might be the odds-on favorite for the fastest 40 time.
A Memphis standout, Austin has already told reporters he wants to finish on top of the pack: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/2022/02/21/calvin-austin-iii-nfl-draft-2022-combine-memphis-football/6671178001/
Austin was voted by his peers as the top receiver on the American squad during Senior Bowl week, so he’s rising a wave of momentum into Indianapolis.
Kalon Barnes: The Baylor corner Barnes holds the Texas state high school record for the 100-meter dash.
A track star as well, Barnes is expected to run in the high 4.2s this week. “Boogie” is another favorite pick among evaluators this week.
Skyy Moore: The Western Michigan junior turned heads this season on his way to a break-out early 1,300 yard season. The shifty slot receiver is known for his work ethic.