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VIDEO: RG3's Insanely Fast 40-Yard Dashes At 2012 NFL Combine

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III set the 2012 NFL combine on fire Sunday morning when he ran the 40-yard dash with times of 4.41 and a blistering 4.38. He has often been compared to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton who in contrast had a 40 time of 4.60.

It is the fastest time by a quarterback in 12 years. Michael Vick comes to mind as someone who was slightly faster.

Unlike Newton, Griffin wasn't regarded as a "running or scrambling" type of quarterback. His combine performance suggests that he is as dynamic a prospect as the NFL has seen in some time at the quarterback position.


Griffin is regarded as the second best quarterback prospect in the draft behind the likely first-overall selection Andrew Luck. Performances like this however could close that gap considerably.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.