Two weeks without football is simply too much, and while preseason games seem like light years away, there is some good news: The NFL combine returns this week.
The 40-yard dash is the event that gets the most attention. Whether the times say much about the potential of a prospect’s professional career is up for debate, but the 40 will be a main talking point as we get closer to the NFL draft.
In 1999, the NFL implemented electronic timing at the combine, providing more precise data. Let’s take a look back at the top ten 40-yard dashes in the modern combine era, knowing that Bo Jackson (4.12) and Deion Sanders (4.27) are clocked when the technology wasn’t quite as advanced.