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The official 40 times for the defensive backs

You saw what the unofficial times were for the defensive backs in the last post. Now for the official combine 40-yard dash times for the defensive backs:

Cornerbacks:

Johnthan Banks, Miss. St. 4.61

Dee Milliner, Alabama      4.37

Brandon McGee, UM         4.40

Tyrann Mathieu, LSU       4.50

Terry Hawthorne, Ill.      4.44

Sanders Commings UGA   4.41

David Amerson, NC ST.    4.44

Robert Alford, So. La.     4.39

Johnny Adams, Mich. St. 4.48

Xavier Rhodes, FSU         4.43

Darius Slay, Miss. St.       4.36

Jamar Taylor, Boise St.   4.39

Desmond Trufant, Wash.  4.38

Steve Williams, Cal.        4.42

Safeties

Matt Elam, UF               4.54

Eric Reid, LSU               4.53

Kenny Vaccaro, Tex.      4.63

Shamarko Thomas, Syr.  4.42

Earl Wolff, NC. St.         4.44

You'll notice the official times vary from the unofficial times. Indeed, the unofficial numbers were supplied to the NFL Network, which is inside the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, by former NFL GM Charley Casserly. Those are his hand times.

The official times are the ones that count. And the numbers above are the fastest a player posted.

Now, you are aware I'm not a huge fan of 40-yard dast times relative to a player's ability to actually play football. I want football players, not track stars.

But as defensive backs must show speed and quickness, these times are quite relevant to the job. Speed is one of the critical factors for a defensive back, as are ball skills, hands, durability, etc ...

That and the fact the Dolphins are likely to need a defensive back in the draft and need him relatively early enough so that he has a chance to start, I'm posting these players and their times whereas I didn't do that for other positions.

I'd say Vaccaro's time, and in fact his entire day, was something of a disappointment because he wasn't exactly smooth in other drills, either.

Rhodes didn't hurt himself. Banks didn't help himself and there are now questions about him. Both are still top of the second round type guys, in my opinion.

The guys that ran exceedingly fast or the ones that disappointed will cause teams to go back and re-study their tape. Banks is in that group, as are Slay, Vaccaro, Williams and Trufant -- for different reasons, of course.

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I don't know either, fin4, about O Players.(true about Cordarelle) I think you might find Game-changers in the Dplayers leaning towards Dlinemen and Safeties. I was very high on Damontre and Vaccaro but they both fukkked up at the Combine.

C'mon pal, lets talk seriously for at least 5' in a row.

oscar,

If we managed to get X.Rhodes with either Elam or Reid in RD-2 I will be a happy camper. I think the impact on the back end of the D would be swift and immediate. RD-1 is the toss up and feel that unless someone like Jarvis Jones fell to 12 I would look to trade back into the bottom of RD-1 adding an additional 2 in a deep draft full of great role players then take our late 1 rolling the dice on one of the T.E.'s or maybe a sliding Patterson.

Some talk about Rhodes being a slacker but I like him as 1st pick in RD-2 given what I saw our DC do with a makeshift group last Yr. and Elam or Reid at S.S. paired with F.S. R.Jones makes us better were we've been hurting for some consistent play.

Yup, Rd1 is the toss-up, life. Plenty of good to very good Players after that. Regarding Eiffert, I am very leery of ANY ND player nowadays. Remember how great Kyle Rudolph was there? Where is that TE now? Hmm...

PD: I don't like Ertz either. None of the TEs this year, as a matter of fact.

I would be very happy with a back 4 of Milliner, SS, Elam and Reshad.

We can always Dream, can't we?

SS takes some well deserved criticism regarding his tackling. But he has a great wingspan and if he doesn't intercept it, he will drive it away.

Was trying my utmost not to frighten you away. Goodbye.

Remember how great Kyle Rudolph was there? Where is that TE now? Hmm...

oscar canosa | February 27, 2013 at 02:14 AM

Listen K.Rudolph was saddled with some really BAD QB play in 2011 with his Rookie QB and then when he was hurt with Joe Webb. Last Yr. he quietly played alot better or didn't you follow the AP run at Dickerson?? Guy had a 9.3 yard average on over 50 Rec's with 9 TD's without Harvin in the lineup suspect WR'S and a QB who had games were he threw for around 120 yard average before coming on a little in the 2nd half of the Season.

I'm glad Kyle is doing well.

To the false idolater who professes himself the MESSIAH @ 12:58,

Be mindful and repent infidel or reap the LORDS WRATH you shall so sayeth the scripture !

Exodus 20:3-6

“You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Isaiah 44:9-20

All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit. Their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame. Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his companions shall be put to shame, and the craftsmen are only human. Let them all assemble, let them stand forth. They shall be terrified; they shall be put to shame together. The ironsmith takes a cutting tool and works it over the coals. He fashions it with hammers and works it with his strong arm. He becomes hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water and is faint. The carpenter stretches a line; he marks it out with a pencil. He shapes it with planes and marks it with a compass. He shapes it into the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to dwell in a house. ...

So sayeth the word of the one true and vengeful GOD !

All I know is I like celeb sturgis in the 7th round best kicker in cfb

Speed kills and that's what we need fast playmakers

What a shame, the fins have a ton of picks and the draft is one of the thinnest in years. Typical Dolphins luck.

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