Michigan cornerback DJ Turner II ran one of many quickest 40-yard sprint instances within the historical past of the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday.
Turner clocked a 4.26-second 40-yard sprint on his first run at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and determined to go on his second try.
The NFL considers the mix’s trendy historical past as beginning in 2003, and through that span solely three gamers have been quicker than Turner — Washington huge receiver John Ross at 4.22 seconds in 2017, Baylor cornerback Kalon Barnes at 4.23 in 2022 and East Carolina operating again Chris Johnson in 4.24 in 2008.
On Friday, the defensive backs ran in two teams – cornerbacks and safeties. The quickest 40 for a security belonged to Pittsburgh’s Brandon Hill with a 4.43-second exhibiting.
Maryland cornerback Jakorian Bennett, a former standout at McGill-Toolen Catholic in Mobile, had the second-fastest 40 time among the many defensive backs on Friday at 4.30, with school teammate Deonte Banks and Mississippi State’s Emmanuel Forbes next-best at 4.35 seconds.
Bennett was amongst 5 gamers from Alabama excessive faculties and schools who ran the 40-yard sprint on the mix on Friday. The others and their instances embrace:
· Alabama security Jordan Battle: 4.55 seconds
· Alabama cornerback Brian Branch: 4.58
· Alabama security DeMarcco Hellams: 4.57
· South Alabama cornerback Darrell Luter Jr.: 4.46
Forbes had the quickest time among the many SEC contingent operating on Friday. Other SEC defensive backs and their instances embrace:
· Florida security Trey Dean III: 4.75 seconds
· LSU cornerback Mekhi Garner: 4.55
· Texas A&M security Antonio Johnson: 4.52
· Texas A&M cornerback Jaylon Jones: 4.57
· Georgia cornerback Kelee Ringo: 4.36
· South Carolina cornerback Darius Rush: 4.36
· South Carolina cornerback Cam Smith: 4.43
· Georgia security Christopher Smith II: 4.62
· Florida security Rashad Torrence II: 4.72
· LSU cornerback Jay Ward: 4.55
In the opposite measured drills on Friday, the leaders among the many defensive backs included:
Vertical soar: Illinois security Jartavius Martin acquired the best among the many defensive backs with a 44-inch effort. Oklahoma security Jason Taylor II posted a 43-inch vertical soar. Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks had the No. 3 exhibiting at 42 inches.
Broad soar: Kansas State cornerback Julius Brents cleared 138 inches – 11 ft, 6 inches – to high the defensive backs. Brents’ efficiency is tied for the ninth-longest in mix historical past. Brents jumped 2 inches farther than Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks, the runner-up on Friday, and 4 inches farther than No. 3 Cam Smith, a cornerback from South Carolina.
Three-cone drill: Kansas State cornerback Julius Brent had the quickest time at 6.63 seconds, adopted by California security Daniel Scott at 6.75 seconds and Texas A&M cornerback Jaylon Jones at 6.88.
The drill is designed to measure a participant’s capacity to vary instructions. With the cones in an L-shape, the participant runs 5 yards to the center cone and again, then runs across the center cone, one other 5 yards to the far cone and again across the L to the beginning cone.
Shuttle run: Kansas State cornerback Julius Brents topped this drill, too, at 4.05 seconds. California security Daniel Scott completed second at 4.17 seconds, with Louisville cornerback Kei’Trel Clark third at 4.21 seconds.
The drill is designed to check lateral quickness. It’s typically referred to as the 5-10-5. From a center beginning place, the participant runs 5 yards to his proper, touches a line, turns and runs 10 yards to the left and touches a line, then runs again to the beginning spot.
There are 59 defensive backs on the mix this yr.
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Mark Inabinett is a sports activities reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.