LSU’s Derrius Guice was the fastest SEC running back Friday – and the fifth-fastest running back overall – in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Guice, who weighed in at 5 feet 10 and 212 pounds, turned in a best 40 time of 4.49 seconds, which was the fastest clocking of the seven SEC backs who were timed.
Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson and Tennessee’s John Kelly are at the combine, but neither chose to run the 40.
The other SEC backs and their times:
Georgia’s Nick Chubb (5-11, 228): 4.52 seconds
Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough (6-2, 232): 4.52 seconds
Georgia’s Sony Michel (5-11, 220): 4.54 seconds
Ole Miss’ Jordan Wilkins (6-1, 217): 4.71 seconds
LSU’s Darrel Williams (6-0, 229): 4.72 seconds
Auburn’s Kamryn Pettway (6-0, 235): 4.74 seconds
Former Auburn running back Roc Thomas, who finished up his career at FCS member Jacksonville State, was clocked in 4.56 seconds.
That Scarbrough had a better time than Michel is noteworthy. Also noteworthy, in a bad way, is Pettway’s clocking. His draft status was tenuous to begin with, and that time is not going to impress anyone. That said, he is a power back who runs over people rather than around them.
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