FASTEST OF THE FAST

Here's a look at the fastest 40-yard dash times recorded at the NFL Combine since the league began keeping official records in 1999.

  • Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina: 40 time -- 4.24 seconds in 2008. Drafted -- first round by Tennessee Titans. Comment -- Three-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the 2,000-yard club.

  • Dri Archer, RB, Kent State: 40 -- 4.26 in 2014. Drafted -- TBD. Comment -- Missed most of 2013 with ankle injury; projected as slot receiver.

  • Jerome Mathis, WR, Hampton University: 40 -- 4.26 in 2005. Drafted -- fourth round by Houston Texans. Comment -- Pro Bowler as a rookie (return specialist).

  • Tyrone Calico, WR, Middle Tennessee State: 40 -- 4.27 in 2003. Drafted -- second round by Tennessee. Comment -- Showed promise but career derailed by injury.

  • Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas: 40 -- 4.27 in 2013. Drafted -- third round by Buffalo Bills. Comment -- Had 17 catches in rookie season with the Bills.

  • Stanford Routt, CB, Houston: 40 -- 4.27 in 2005. Drafted -- second round by Raiders. Comment -- Nondescript career includes stints with three teams.

  • Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson: 40 -- 4.28 in 2010. Drafted -- fourth round by Raiders. Comment -- Three touchdowns in three seasons; signed with the Jets last month.


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  • DeMarcus Van Dyke, CB, Miami: 40 -- 4.28 in 2011. Drafted -- third round by Raiders. Comment -- Limited by injuries, not an impact player.

  • Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska: 40 -- 4.29 in 2005. Drafted -- first round by Raiders. Comment -- Three teams in seven years, now out of football.

  • Darrius Heyward Bey, WR, Maryland: 40 -- 4.3 in 2009. Drafted -- first round by Raiders. Comment -- A bust in Oakland, he just signed with Pittsburgh.

  • Yamon Figurs, WR, Kansas State: 40 -- 4.3 in 2007. Drafted -- third round by Baltimore Ravens. Comment -- Was with six NFL teams including Raiders (2010), eventually cut from the CFL.

    *** Source for 40 times: NFL.com

    Note: The NFL switched to an electronic timing system in 2000. The fastest hand-held time ever recorded was Bo Jackson's 4.12