INDIANAPOLIS (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins aren’t likely to look for any defensive line help in the 2014 NFL Draft, but there is some serious speed that will be available from a pair of star defensive prospects.
Jadeveon Clowney was expected to run fast, but when he ran his 40-yard-dash, he made a mockery of the times run by other players. Clowney, who measured at 6’5”, 260 pounds, ran the 40 in just 4.47 seconds. He followed it up by running a second time of 4.48 seconds.READ MORE: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
For a running back those times are good, for a defensive end, those 40 times will put even more fear into opposing quarterbacks.READ MORE: SpaceX Set To Launch 4 Astronauts On Friday After Initial Plan Nixed Due To Weather
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the fastest 40-yard-dash for a defensive lineman last year was 4.60 seconds and two years ago, Bruce Irvin vaulted into the first round by running a 4.50 40 at 245 pounds.
Needless to say, if anyone had any doubts about Clowney’s freakish athletic ability they won’t after he finishes his work at the combine. He’s likely to be a top 5 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft in May.MORE NEWS: Florida Supreme Court Rejects Recreational Pot Amendment
In case you were wondering how fast it was, here’s an dual look at speedy quarterback Johnny Manziel running the 40 against Clowney.