Found February 26, 2012 on Read And React:
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Well, this is impressive. Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III isn’t throwing at the NFL combine, but he showed off his athleticism today in Indy, sending teams scrambling to trade up for the Baylor QB in April’s Draft.

RGIII turned in the fastest 40-yard dash time for a quarterback since 2006, clocking in at 4.41 seconds officially, and was initially timed at an even more impressive 4.38 seconds (video below). Michael Vick was the fastest QB in history with a 4.33 in 2000, while Texas AM& QB Reggie McNeal ran a 4.40 in 2006. At 6’2″ tall and 223 lbs, Griffin furthered his freakish display by puting up a 39 inch vertical jump to go with a 120 inch broad jump.

And while Stanford’s Andrew Luck is the consensus #1 pick (and was no slouch himself today, comparing closely to Cam Newton in his measurables), needless to say, this kid’s an athlete, and should instantly make an impact in the NFL. Griffin will show off his arm when he throws at his pro day on March 21.

VIDEO OF RGIII’S 40-YARD DASH AFTER THE JUMP

 

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