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Johnny Manziel's 40-yard dash times

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10:39 AM ET 02.23 | Johnny Manziel ran unofficial 40-yard dash times of 4.63 and 4.56 Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. For those expecting Manziel's prolific rushing exploits to translate into a blazing 40-yard dash like the 4.41 that Robert Griffin III turned in when he participated in the combine in 2012, Manziel's times might not have been too impressive. But it's Manziel's quickness and change-of-direction skills that make him such a dangerous runner, and the times he ran showed more than enough speed for NFL scouts to know he can be plenty dangerous on the run in the NFL. Manziel took a swig of Gatorade before his 40 tries and spoke briefly with NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin when he finished. Manziel's times bested the rest of the quarterback field, most by a significant margin. Fresno State's Derek Carr turned in the second-fastest time among quarterbacks with a 4.65, followed by North Illinois' Jordan Lynch (4.72) and Clemson's Tajh Boyd (4.75). Central Florida's Blake Bortles ran a time of 4.81. Bortles is considered one of the draft's top three prospects at the position along with Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville, who chose not to run.

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February 23, 2014  10:54 AM ET

I don't understand. If you sign up to go to the combine, why would you opt out of some of the phases of it ?

February 23, 2014  10:59 AM ET

You may be injured. A QB may prefer to throw at his school' Pro Day, so he can throw to receivers he is used to. You may not feel ready for a certain dill and, rather than putting up bad numbers, preer to o the drill either at your school's Pro Day or in individual work-outs for pro teams.

February 23, 2014  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't understand. If you sign up to go to the combine, why would you opt out of some of the phases of it ?

On his agent's advice.

February 23, 2014  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

On his agent's advice.

Yep. His choice.

February 23, 2014  11:08 AM ET

The combine should include a game of tag.

February 23, 2014  11:10 AM ET

Did he hide behind a defensive lineman when the Cleveland scouts looked in his direction?

February 23, 2014  11:42 AM ET

Manziel can run? Stunner...

February 23, 2014  11:45 AM ET

You don't need to be a track star to be agile & elusive.

You also don't need a good 40-time to play QB.

February 23, 2014  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Manziel can run? Stunner...

Oh, but now we know .... he's tight end slow.

February 23, 2014  11:54 AM ET

Between size, athleticism, and throwing ability, Manziel reminds me of Russell Wilson.

But his intangibles make me think of a combination of Matt Leinart and Jim McMahon.

February 23, 2014  11:54 AM ET

If you actually watch the combine, you may need professional help.

February 23, 2014  11:56 AM ET
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Between size, athleticism, and throwing ability, Manziel reminds me of Russell Wilson. But his intangibles make me think of a combination of Matt Leinart and Jim McMahon.

Manziel is a lot like Wilson with the exception of his off the field conduct.

February 23, 2014  11:58 AM ET
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If you actually watch the combine, you may need professional help.

My wife is a psychologist so all is fine.

February 23, 2014  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

My wife is a psychologist so all is fine.

I just flipped to it for a few minutes. I may need to hire her.

February 23, 2014  12:36 PM ET

Perhaps they should include tap dancing in the Combine

February 23, 2014  12:51 PM ET
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February 23, 2014  01:02 PM ET
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February 23, 2014  01:17 PM ET

BIG-hands + BIG-feet = a BIG-d**k,.....!

February 23, 2014  02:11 PM ET
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BIG-hands + BIG-feet = a BIG-d**k,.....!

In my case.... YES!

 
February 23, 2014  02:19 PM ET
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In my case.... YES!

Yes. We all agree you're a big d**k! ;)

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