Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NFL Draft

Top 40-yard dash times from 2021 NFL Draft prospects

What are the top 40-yard dash times for the prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft? Which players rank in the top five at each position?

Top 40-yard dash times from 2021 NFL Draft prospects
Mar 5, 2021; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; (Editors Notes: Caption Correction) LSU Tigers defensive back Kary Vincent Jr. runs a 40-yard dash at the House of Athlete Scouting Combine for athletes preparing to enter the 2021 NFL draft at Inter Miami Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, which players generated the fastest 40-yard dash times at their respective pro days? Who topped the list overall, which quarterbacks ran the fastest, and who had the most impressive times among the offensive and defensive linemen?

Not too late to get the PFN 2021 NFL Draft Guide!
Want to find out what PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline had to say about prospects who were drafted by your favorite team? It’s not too late to download the PFN 2021 NFL Draft Guide. Click here to download for free!

40-yard dash times from 2021 NFL Draft prospects

Here are the top 50 40-yard dash times for the 2021 NFL Draft prospects according to Relative Athletic Scores.

1) Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn: 4.27 seconds

2) Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia: 4.31s

T-3) Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue: 4.32s

T-3) Kene Nwangwu, RB, Iowa State: 4.32s

T-5) Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU: 4.34s

T-5) Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky: 4.34s

T-7) Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi: 4.35s

T-7) Marco Wilson, DB, Florida: 4.35s

T-7) Elijah Mitchell, RB, Lousiana: 4.35s

T-10) Brandin Echols, CB, Kentucky: 4.36s

T-10) Michael Carter II, DB, Duke: 4.36s

T-10) Micah Parsons, OLB, Penn State: 4.36s

13) Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State: 4.37s

T-14) Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida: 4.38s

T-14) Isaiah Dunn, CB, Oregon State: 4.38s

T-14) Jeremy Bell, CB, Charleston: 4.38s

T-17) Kary Vincent Jr., CB, LSU: 4.39s

T-17) Racey McMath, WR, LSU: 4.39s

T-17) Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern: 4.39s

T-17) Aaron Robinson, DB, UCF: 4.39s

T-17) Chris Wilcox, DB, Oregon State: 4.39s

T-17) Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville: 4.39s

T-23) D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan: 4.40s

T-23) Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina: 4.40s

T-23) Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU: 4.40s

T-23) Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia: 4.40s

T-27) Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan: 4.41s

T-27) Tyler Coyle, DB, Purdue: 4.41s

T-27) Robert Rochell, DB, Central Arkansas: 4.41s

T-27) Caden Sterns, S, Texas: 4.41s

T-27) Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State: 4.41s

T-27) James Wiggins, S, Cincinnati: 4.41s

T-33) Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma: 4.42s

T-33) Deon Jackson, RB, Duke: 4.42s

T-33) Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama: 4.42s

T-33) Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati: 4.42s

T-37) Tyree Gillespie, DB, Missouri: 4.43s

T-37) Jacob Harris, WR, UCF: 4.43s

T-37) Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota: 4.43s

T-37) Avery Williams, CB, Boise State: 4.43s

T-41) Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford: 4.44s

T-41) Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida: 4.44s

T-41) Tre Nixon, WR, UCF: 4.44s

T-41) Brandon Stephens, CB, SMU: 4.44s

T-41) Kiondre Thomas, CB, Kansas State: 4.44s

T-41) Zayne Anderson, S, BYU: 4.44s

T-47) Dicaprio Bootle, CB, Nebraska: 4.45s

T-47) Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson: 4.45s

T-47) Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford: 4.45s

T-47) Nick McCloud, CB, Notre Dame: 4.45s

T-47) Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina: 4.45s

T-47) Nico Collins, WR, Michigan: 4.45s

T-47) Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech: 4.45s

T-47) Kawaan Baker, WR, South Alabama: 4.45s

T-47) Deommodore Lenoir, CB, Oregon: 4.45s

T-47) Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State: 4.45s

Fastest 40-yard dash times at each position on offense in 2021


1) Justin Fields, Ohio State: 4.46s
2) Zac Thomas, Appalachian State: 4.59s
3) Feleipe Franks, Arkansas: 4.61s
4) Kellen Mond, Texas A&M: 4.62s
5) Ian Book, Notre Dame: 4.65s

Running back

1) Kene Nwangwu, Iowa State: 4.32s
2) Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana: 4.35s
3) Deon Jackson, Duke: 4.42s
4) Travis Etienne, Clemson: 4.45s
T-5) Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas: 4.46s
T-5) Javian Hawkins, Louisville: 4.46s

Wide Receiver

1) Anthony Schwartz, Auburn: 4.27s
2) Rondale Moore, Purdue: 4.32s
3) Ja’Marr Chase, LSU: 4.34s
4) Elijah Moore, Mississippi: 4.35s
5) Kadarius Toney, Florida: 4.38s

Tight End

1) Kyle Pitts, Florida: 4.44s
2) Noah Gray, Duke: 4.62s
3) Kylen Granson, SMU: 4.64s
4) Zach Davidson, Central Missouri: 4.64s
5) Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame: 4.65s

Offensive Line

1) Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas: 4.87s
2) Kendrick Greene, OG, Illinois: 4.89s
3) Brady Christensen, OT, BYU: 4.90s
4) Rashawn Slater, OG/T, Northwestern: 4.91s
5) Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa: 4.94s

Fastest 40-yard dash times at each position on defense in 2021

Defensive Tackle

1) Milton Williams, Louisiana Tech: 4.67
2) Marquiss Spencer, Mississippi State: 4.87s
T-3) Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas: 4.88s
T-3) Levi Onwuzurike, Washington: 4.88s
5) Ta’Quon Graham, Texas: 4.89s

Defensive End

1) Jayson Oweh, Penn State: 4.37s
2) Kwity Paye, Michigan: 4.57s
3) Jaelan Phillips, Miami (FL): 4.58s
4) Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest: 4.62s
T-5) Josh Kaindoh, Florida State: 4.68s
T-5) Gregory Rousseau, Miami (FL): 4.68s

Outside Linebackers

1) Micah Parsons, Penn State: 4.36s
2) Shaka Toney, Penn State: 4.53s
3) Andre Mintze, Vanderbilt: 4.59s
4) Nick Bolton, Missouri: 4.60s
T-5) Hamilcar Rashed Jr., Oregon State: 4.62s
T-5) Pete Werner, Ohio State: 4.62s

Inside Linebackers

1) Jamin Davis, Kentucky: 4.48s
2) Nick Niemann, Iowa: 4.51s
3) Baron Browning, Ohio State: 4.56s
T-4) Buddy Johnson, Texas A&M: 4.58s
T-4) Derrick Barnes, Purdue: 4.58s
T-4) Camilo Eifler, Illinois: 4.58s
T-4) Monty Rice, Georgia: 4.58s

Defensive Backs

1) Eric Stokes, Georgia: 4.31s
2) Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky: 4.34s
3) Marco Wilson, Florida: 4.35s
T-4) Brandin Echols, Kentucky: 4.36s
T-4) Michael Carter II, Duke: 4.36s

Want more 2021 NFL Draft prospect news? Want to do your own mock draft?

Dive into PFN’s Free NFL Mock Draft Simulator and test your own drafting acumen. Continue to visit Pro Football Network for NFL news and in-depth analysis. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@PFN365) to stay in the loop on all things college football and the NFL Draft landscape.


Trending Articles on PFN

Carolina Panthers

As dynasty fantasy football drafts continue to run as we move closer to the NFL season, here are the top 10 dynasty RB rankings...

New England Patriots

What does the New England Patriots' depth chart look like heading into the summer program following a fascinating offseason so far?

Arizona Cardinals

With this year's draft firmly in the rearview window, it's time to consider what the future holds with our 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

Arizona Cardinals

As dynasty fantasy football drafts continue to run as we move closer to the NFL season, here are the top 10 dynasty WR rankings...