A flashy 40-yard dash time tends to get all the headlines around NFL Combine time, and in some cases, improved draft stock for the players with record times.

And while there is a pretty strong argument to be made that 40 times are rarely indicative of long-term successful NFL performance, we thought it would be interesting to see what a team would look like based on the fastest 40-yard dash times in each position.

A few notes:

  • The team listed was the team the player was drafted by and does not represent their current team
  • The position listed is what they entered at the combine. In some cases the player has since switched positions
  • The below data is from the last 10 years of combine 40-yard dash times, provided by nfl.com

The Top 40-Yard Dash Time Team of the Last 10 Years

Building a team of top 40-yard dash combine times by position

Offense
Player Drafted By Drafted Position Time Round Year
Robert Griffin III Redskins QB 4.41 1st 2012
Chris Johnson Titans RB 4.24 1st 2008
John Ross Bengals WR 4.22 1st 2017
Marquise Goodwin Bills WR 4.27 3rd 2013
Jacoby Ford Raiders WR 4.28 4th 2010
Dorin Dickerson Texans TE 4.4 7th 2010
Terron Armstead Saints OT 4.71 3rd 2013
Lane Johnson Eagles OT 4.72 1st 2013
Bruce Campbell Raiders OL 4.85 4th 2010
Trent Williams Redskins OL 4.88 1st 2010
Jason Kelce Eagles OL 4.93 6th 2011

 

Defense
Player Drafted By Drafted Position Time Round Year
Troy Apke Redskins S 4.34 4th 2018
T.J. Green Colts S 4.34 2nd 2016
Jalen Myrick Jaguars CB 4.28 7th 2017
Demarcus Van Dyke Raiders CB 4.28 3rd 2011
Shaquem Griffin Seahawks LB 4.38 5th 2018
Jabrill Peppers Browns LB 4.46 1st 2017
Zaviar Gooden Titans LB 4.47 3rd 2013
Haason Reddick Cardinals DE 4.52 1st 2017
Dontay Moch Bengals DL 4.44 3rd 2011
Marcus Howard Colts DE 4.45 5th 2008
Bruce Irvin Seahawks DE 4.5 1st 2012

 

Special Teams
Player Drafted By Drafted Position Time Round Year
Trindon Holliday Texans KR 4.34 6th 2010
Marshall Koehn Dolphins K 4.61 UDFA 2016
Pat O’Donnell Bears P 4.64 6th 2014
Joe Cardona Patriots LS 4.91 5th 2015

Speedy draft picks by team

Team Count
Raiders 3
Redskins 3
Bengals 2
Colts 2
Eagles 2
Seahawks 2
Texans 2
Titans 2
Bears 1
Bills 1
Browns 1
Cardinals 1
Dolphins 1
Jaguars 1
Patriots 1
Saints 1

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