Tariq Woolen

Life in the fast lane – Combine 40 times

Five NFL combine contenders for fastest “40” times

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.

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.

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.