341-pound Davis wows combine in 40

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INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis — all 341 pounds of him — finished the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds at the NFL scouting combine on Saturday night.

Let that sink in.

It was a sight worthy of the ovation it received from the several thousand fans inside Lucas Oil Stadium to watch the defensive linemen and linebackers go through their on-field workouts.

Davis, who is 6-foot-6 3/8 inches tall and those 341 pounds, may not have to actually run a 40-yard sprint very often in an NFL game, but he ran it like few others of his size have before at the combine.

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The 4.78 clocking was the fastest for any player over 330 pounds at the combine since 2006 and believed to be one of the fastest times for a player that size in the event’s history.

Former Nebraska defensive tackle Khalil Davis ran a 4.75 40 at the 2020 scouting combine, which was the fastest 40 by a defensive linemen who weighed in at more than 300 pounds since 2006.

Among the over-330 club, only former Auburn tackle Greg Robinson and former Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe had broken the 5.0-second mark in the 40 prior to Davis. Robinson ran a 4.92 in 2014 at 332 pounds; Poe, at 346 pounds, clocked 4.98 seconds at the 2012 combine.

Poe also did 44 repetitions of 225 pounds of the bench press and had a 34-inch vertical jump — each a staggering number for a player of his size.

Davis, a potential first-round pick in next month’s NFL draft, was a first-team All-SEC selection this past season and started at least eight games for the Bulldogs in three of his four seasons. He also had one rushing touchdown this past season.

Source: ESPN NFL


Author: Ellen Garcia