Former Buckeyes Could Join Elite Company With a Sub-4.4-Second 40-Yard Dash Time at the NFL Combine

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GallowayGambleGinnWAR7's picture

Can’t pick your parents and you can’t teach speed.

I don’t see it.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

But both can be improved.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Three or four Buckeyes running sub 4.4 in the 40 would create quite the buzz at the combine.  Good luck, gentlemen!

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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Dillon G's picture

Fast but are they going to be Rashan Gary fast, who is faster than some of the Michigan RBs.

#walkaway

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I’m assuming Ted Ginn didn’t run at the combine but he put in a 4.37 at OSU’s pro day. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BuckeyeLion's picture

Ginn didn't run at the Combine because he was still on the mend from all 246lbs of Roy Hall jumping on him following Ginn's last college play (a certain opening kickoff TD).

In the poll era (since 1936), OSU is by far the class of the B1G:
National Titles: OSU 8, UM 3
B1G Titles: OSU 33, UM 27
Head-to-head: OSU 43, UM 36
Major Bowls (New Year's Six): OSU 20-14, UM 10-16

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kybuckfan's picture

Would have liked to see what Ginn could have run!

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IH8UOFM's picture

I'd retroactively wager a large sum that Teddy would have set the record John Ross just broke...if it still didn't stand.

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Dillon G's picture

Galloway is also not in the books with the electronic timer.

#walkaway

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Silver Sniper's picture

Would have liked to see Terry Glenn as well after he smoked the world class track athlete ND had at DB that year (Allen Rossum). His speed was unreal. 

https://youtu.be/lRi6ArvLgRU

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Dillon G's picture

Some have Glenn as a 4.5 runner. That first step can make a burnerseem slower. Galloway had both. He accelerated like Miller and had Ginn and Campbell’s top end in pads. It was awesome.

#walkaway

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awlinBrutus's picture

As I'm reading this i immediately thought of Galloway,Springs,Glenn and even Keith Byers before he broke his leg of course.And I'll throw in Doug Donnely for good measure. And what about Chris Gamble? Wow, he ran a 4.52 lol

Wow, never realized Chimde Chekwa was that fast.Just another 3 star from Florida.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Speed is what we need! Greasy fast speed!

“For me, this is who we are. We have a culture. We work at it very hard. And we’re efficient at it.” - Coach Day

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Knarcisi's picture

A greasy, fast I-talian tank!

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BigTom's picture

any list without galloway and ginn jr isnt a list at all.

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Dr. IlliBuckeye's picture

I would love to see overlays of them running versus recent guys. I was too young to watch Galloway but Ginn had such great top end speed. No one was catching him once he got that long stride going. 

Buckeye in the desert of Washington state.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Ginn turned out pretty good considering he was actually the #1 CB in HS his senior year.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

Ginn Didn’t run at the combine.. I don’t know if Galloway did or not 

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Major H's picture

This is going to be good. I can't wait to see these guys fly!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I like Campbell for a 4.33 today

i like Sheffield for a 4.27 today 

i like Dixon for a 4.47

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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BuckeyeLion's picture

I'm surprised that Braxton never cracked the sub 4.4. Anyone know his time?

In the poll era (since 1936), OSU is by far the class of the B1G:
National Titles: OSU 8, UM 3
B1G Titles: OSU 33, UM 27
Head-to-head: OSU 43, UM 36
Major Bowls (New Year's Six): OSU 20-14, UM 10-16

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cpewster's picture

He ran a 4.5 at the combine but reportedly ran a 4.33 and 4.36 at the pro day.

https://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/ohio-state-pro-day-brax...

Si vis pacem parabellum.

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tcm1968's picture

I'll take football speed over track speed every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Parris Campbell is fast and always looked fast on the field. Kendall Sheffield is fast but I never saw that on the field. You can make a highlight reel of Ward, Lattimore, Roby etc chasing dudes down from the other side of the field and in many cases, dudes with a nice head start. I don't recall seeing that once with Kendall Sheffield.

Wish them all the best... 40 times = $$$$$$$...

Go Bucks!

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BKallDAY's picture

Especially with all the opportunities he had to run Players down from behind

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GoBucks1014's picture

Logged in just to upvote this

"Because I couldn't go for 3."

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BuckeyeJay's picture

Drew Carter's story is such a sad one. When you watched him, he was as fluid as a 5'10 receiver and obviously had speed to burn. All of this in a 6'4 205 lb frame. Poor guy just had injuries on top of injuries.

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Kevin Harrish's picture

He’s one of the single most inspirational dudes I’ve ever talked to. The game was not kind to him, but he took it all in stride every time, and continues to be extremely positive.

Txsbuckeye's picture

Fastest to slowest

Sheffield

Campbell

Mclaurin

Dixon

Prince

#TheBuckeyesAgainstTheWorld

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Silver Sniper's picture

Haha, I got Prince between Campbell and McLauren.

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livinthedream's picture

Sheffield faster than Campbell’s 4.31?  This I have to see. 

BTW. Dixon 4.41, Mclaurin 4.36.  Haskins 5.0+

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Page Turner's picture

I seem to recall Ginn Srs advice to Jr, "use your fuse".

If you can't be a Buckeye, it's good to know one 

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Northbrook's picture

Wow, we lost an amazing amount of speed.

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wyatt's picture

So Curtis Samuel was the fastest ever? No wonder he blew past the scum and had the winning TD against ttun. 

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HENRYJONESJR's picture

T. Pryor did not do the combine but was 4.34 in his I believe

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Dillon G's picture

The combine forty can be slow because of the goofy start. Many do it a few times because they do it wrong. It looks very unnatural.

#walkaway

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HENRYJONESJR's picture

If I wanted to get folks talking about what time I was claiming to run I would say some stupid high number like 8.2 - gets them talking and when you run a 4.31 they would talk more vs claiming 4.29 and you fail. Regardless if someone is fast everyone knows did not need to set up for let down. You could have fun with it.

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Zimmy07's picture

I don’t remember seeing Ken Yon Rambo play (I had 1 yr old twins around then so I don’t remember anything else either).  I do know he’s in OSU’s record books.  That was a blazing 40 time for the late 90’s.

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Silver Sniper's picture

Rambo was a lot of fun to watch. OSU wasn’t as good during those years, unfortunately. His senior year was the beginning of the end for John Cooper. 

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tGW's picture

Yep, 2000 was #4's senior year and exactly the end for Coop. Rambo was a 5-star from CA. To me he underachieved but had big shoes to fill after Dee Miller and David Boston. He seemed much faster w/o the ball-got chased down vs. South Carolina in the 2001 Outback. He was solid, a captain here, and I agree, fun to watch.

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ickey61's picture

He also had Steve Bellisari as QB right?

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tGW's picture

Ugh, I can still feel Chekwa hitting the turf vs Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl that "didn't happen". Not quite Terry Glenn in the Metrodome, but tough to watch. Both, fast, fast guys.

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