INDIANAPOLIS --- All eyes were on running backs for the 40-yard-dash at Lucas Oil Stadium Friday, and a player who only started two games in college this past season stole the show. Nobody else really came close to the best time at the position in 2016.
Georgia RB Keith Marshall, overshadowed in Athens by Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb, was not overshadowed on the NFL Combine turf. His 4.31 seconds in the 40 was the fastest time among running backs and would have tied CB Trae Waynes for 2nd at last year's Combine.
What's more impressive is Marshall ran it at 219 pounds, only one pound lighter than Notre Dame running back C.J. Prosise but 0.17 seconds faster than Procise (who still had a top-10 RB 40-time), to give you some perspective.
Keith Marshall (Georgia): 4.31
Tyler Ervin (San Jose St.): 4.41
Kenyan Drake (Alabama): 4.45
Daniel Lasco (California): 4.46
t5. Wendall Smallwood (WVU): 4.47
t5. Marshaun Coprich (Illinois St.): 4.47
t5. Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio St.): 4.47
t8. C.J. Prosise (Notre Dame): 4.48
t8. Josh Ferguson (Illinois): 4.48
10. DeAndre Washington (Texas Tech): 4.49
Not listed is Alabama's Derrick Henry, who ran a 4.54, but at a Steven Jackson-like 6'3", 247 pounds, that time is extremely impressive. For perspective, Jaguars RB and former Alabama teammate T.J. Yeldon ran a 4.61 seconds. Not bad for the Heisman Trophy winner...