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NFL Combine 2018 day four DB results: Some speed but no sub-4.3 speed

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Defensive backs are often where you find the fastest players in the draft. They have to be fast to react and close ground on speedy receivers. There were some fast DB’s in this year’s combine, but none were able to break the 4.3 barrier.

Last year the fastest player was a receiver. John Ross wasn’t just the fastest at last year’s combine, he had the fastest official 40 at the combine ever at 4.22. In that combine he was just ahead of cornerback Jalen Myrick who ran a 4.28.

Over the past 20 combines, 19 players have ran a 4.3 or better. Not surprisingly, five of them were drafted by the Raiders. Three of them were defensive backs.

This year there was no such 4.3 speedster among the DB’s. The closest was 4.32 which was run by three players — LSU’s Donte Jackson, Tulane’s Parry Nickerson, and Ohio State’s Denzel Ward.

In total there were 8 DB’s to run a sub 4.4 40, which is still pretty damn fast.

Here are all the results for the DB workouts at the 2018 combine.

Defensive back combine results

Player School Height Weight 40 Bench 3-cone Vert Broad
Player School Height Weight 40 Bench 3-cone Vert Broad
Jaire Alexander Louisville 5-10 196 4.38 14 6.71 35 10-7
Marcus Allen Penn State 6-2 215 DNP 15 DNP 37 10-7
Troy Apke Penn State 6-1 200 4.34 16 6.56 41 10-11
Anthony Averett Alabama 5-11 183 4.36 13 6.93 31.5 9-11
Jessie Bates Wake Forest 6-1 200 4.5 DNP 6.78 35.5 9-9
Quin Blanding Virginia 6-2 207 4.63 DNP DNP 31.5 10-2
Tony Brown Alabama 6-0 199 4.35 14 6.78 31.5 10-6
Chris Campbell Penn State 6-1 195 DNP 14 DNP DNP DNP
Andre Chachere San Jose State 6-0 197 4.49 13 6.78 38 10-3
Sean Chandler Temple 5-10 205 4.65 16 DNP 34.5 9-11
Dane Cruikshank Arizona 6-1 209 4.41 25 6.89 38.5 10-1
Carlton Davis Auburn 6-1 206 4.53 16 DNP 34 10-4
Duke Dawson Florida 5-11 197 4.46 15 DNP DNP DNP
Dee Delaney Miami 5-11 200 4.46 13 6.95 32.5 10-0
Terrell Edmunds Virginia Tech 6-0 217 4.47 DNP DNP 41.5 11-2
Deshon Elliott Texas 6-1 210 4.58 15 DNP 36 10-1
Brandon Facyson Virginia Tech 6-1 203 4.53 16 DNP DNP DNP
Rashard Fant Indiana 5-9 179 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama 6-0 204 4.46 14 DNP 33 10-1
Tre Flowers Oklahoma State 6-3 202 4.45 18 DNP 34.5 10-2
Rashaan Gaulden Tennessee 6-1 197 4.61 8 7.16 30 9-11
Grant Haley Penn State 5-9 190 4.44 15 6.51 34 9-11
Davontae Harris Illinois State 5-11 205 4.43 22 6.96 32.5 10-3
Marcell Harris Florida 6-1 216 DNP 16 DNP DNP DNP
Ronnie Harrison Alabama 6-2 207 DNP DNP DNP 34 10-0
Holton Hill Texas 6-2 196 4.49 14 6.83 31 10-0
Mike Hughes Central Florida 5-10 189 4.53 20 6.7 35.5 10-7
Godwin Igwebuike Northwestern 5-11 213 4.44 19 6.56 35.5 10-8
Donte Jackson LSU 5-10 178 4.32 7 DNP DNP 10-4
J.C. Jackson Maryland 5-10 201 4.46 14 DNP 35.5 10-0
Josh Jackson Iowa 6-0 196 4.56 18 6.86 38 10-3
Natrell Jamerson Wisconsin 5-11 201 4.4 25 DNP 35.5 10-0
Derwin James Florida State 6-2 215 4.47 21 DNP 40 11-0
Danny Johnson Southern A&M 5-9 181 4.44 15 DNP 35 10-3
Taron Johnson Weber State 5-11 192 4.5 17 7.03 33 9-10
Chris Jones Nebraska 6-0 200 4.57 14 DNP DNP DNP
Michael Joseph Dubuque 6-1 187 DNP 17 6.89 34 DNP
Joshua Kalu Nebraska 6-0 203 4.58 17 DNP 41.5 11-2
Kameron Kelly San Diego State 6-2 204 4.66 9 6.94 33 10-0
Jamarcus King South Carolina 6-1 185 4.7 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Avonte Maddox Pittsburgh 5-9 184 4.39 13 6.51 37 10-5
Tarvarus McFadden Florida State 6-2 204 4.67 DNP DNP 38.5 10-1
Quenton Meeks Stanford 6-1 209 DNP 11 6.72 39 10-8
Kam Moore Boston College 5-10 203 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Siran Neal Jacksonville State-Al 6-0 206 4.56 17 7 40.5 10-2
Nick Nelson Wisconsin 5-11 200 4.52 17 DNP DNP 10-3
Parry Nickerson Tulane 5-10 182 4.32 15 DNP DNP DNP
Isaiah Oliver Colorado 6-0 201 4.5 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Darius Phillips Western Michigan 5-10 193 4.54 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Max Redfield Indiana-Penn 6-1 199 4.69 15 DNP DNP DNP
D.J. Reed Kansas State 5-9 188 4.51 11 DNP 36.5 DNP
Justin Reid Stanford 6-0 207 4.4 16 6.65 36.5 10-8
Stephen Roberts Auburn 5-11 186 4.53 DNP DNP 34 10-1
Dominick Sanders Georgia 5-11 193 DNP 14 DNP DNP DNP
Van Smith Clemson 5-11 186 4.61 DNP DNP 29.5 DNP
M.J. Stewart North Carolina 5-11 200 4.54 18 6.9 35 9-10
Greg Stroman Virginia Tech 5-11 182 4.48 16 DNP 33.5 9-5
Chandon Sullivan Georgia State 5-11 194 4.6 15 DNP 40.5 11-2
Jordan Thomas Oklahoma 6-0 187 4.64 4 6.28 38 10-4
Henre' Toliver Arkansas 6-0 188 4.63 6 7.01 32.5 9-10
Kevin Toliver LSU 6-2 192 DNP 10 DNP 33 10-0
D'Montre Wade Murray State 5-11 206 4.57 15 DNP 35.5 10-0
Tracy Walker Louisiana-Lafayette 6-1 206 4.51 14 7 33 9-11
Levi Wallace Alabama 6-0 179 4.63 DNP DNP 33 DNP
Denzel Ward Ohio State 5-11 183 4.32 16 DNP 39 11-4
Armani Watts Texas A&M 5-10 202 DNP 13 7.25 35 10-0
Damon Webb Ohio State 5-11 209 4.62 17 DNP DNP DNP
Kyzir White West Virginia 6-2 218 DNP 21 DNP 35.5 9-5
Jordan Whitehead Pittsburgh 5-10 198 DNP 21 DNP DNP DNP
Isaac Yiadom Boston College 6-1 190 4.52 8 DNP DNP 10-0
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