Michigan star DJ Turner II is crowned fastest man at the NFL Combine with an incredible sprint of 4.26 seconds at 40 yards – just 0.04 seconds slower than the all-time record
Michigan’s DJ Turner II exits the NFL Combine as the fastest man in college football, following an eye-watering 4.26 seconds for 40 yards.
Cornerback Turner, 26, was just a few taps ahead of former Maryland star Jakorian Bennett, who recorded a 4.30…
Turner also had a 38 1/2-in vertical jump, a 10-foot, 11-inch-wide and tied safety Jartavius Martin of Illinois for the fastest time in the split drill (1.57 seconds). Martin’s wide jump of 11-1 was the best of all safety.
Elsewhere, Bijan Robinson could be the first running back selected in this year’s NFL draft, but it was Texas A&M’s Devon Achane calling out the former Texas Longhorns Sunday star runner at the league’s annual scouting group.
Achane ran a 40-meter sprint in 4.32 seconds during the final on-field training session in Indianapolis, one of three runners to record times under 4.4. The others were Jahmyr Gibbs of Alabama (4.36) and Keaton Mitchell of East Carolina (4.37).
Michigan star DJ Turner ran the fastest 40-yard sprint of any player on the NFL group this year
He also had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 11-inch wide and tied for best 10-yard split
Robinson was fifth in his position group at 4.46.
Offensive linemen and running backs were the last of the 319 team participants to do the drills.
Chase Brown of Illinois had the highest vertical jump (40 inches) and wide jump (10 feet, 7 inches) of the day, while Tyjae Spears of Tulane placed second in the vertical jump (39 inches) and third in the broad jump (10 – 5) and East Carolina’s Keaton Mitchell placed second in the wide jump (10-6) and third in the vertical jump (38 inches).
Tackle Broderick Jones of Georgia had the linemen’s best 40 with 4.97 seconds, while former college tackles Blake Freeland of Brigham Young and Anton Harrison of Oklahoma tied for second in 4.98.
Stanford receiver Michael Wilson had the most bench press reps (23) in his position group on Sunday. Brenton Strange and Zack Kuntz, former teammates at Penn State, led the tight ends with 23 reps. Kuntz switched to Old Dominion last year.
The last banking press session will be held on Monday.
Texas A&M running back Devon Achane ran the fastest 40-yard dash for a running back at 4.32