Fastest Cowboy Ever? And most impressive NFL 40?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by T-RO, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

    43,558 Messages
    42,702 Likes Received
    Actually it does matter by a huge margin.

    NFL teams had to question why he was not playing OT instead of TE.

    Without experience at OT that was going to limit his draft stock because he would obviously have to play OT in the NFL.

    He was cut and put on the practice squad originally.

    He became a starter in his 3rd season.

    It is odd that no team used a late round pick on him but he was never going to be a top 3 rounds pick because there was too much risk in a position change type player.

    Keep in mind the college knock down blocks were at TE which means mostly LBs and Safeties instead of DLinemen.

    I do accept apologies when people see that they were wrong in their reply to me...
     
  2. JW82

    JW82 JJ21

    2,066 Messages
    3,498 Likes Received
    Most impressive 40 to me is 4.98 by 346lb Dontari poe.

    As far as Cowboys fastest
    1. Bob Hayes
    2. Deion
    3. Alexander Right
    4. Randall Williams
    5. Galloway
    6. Tavon Austin
    7. Tyson Thompson
    8. Rocket
    9. Scandrick
    10. Anthony Brown
    Late add Isiah Stanback
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
    Luther likes this.
  3. StarOfGlory

    StarOfGlory Well-Known Member

    1,466 Messages
    1,401 Likes Received
    I have no need to apologize. My point stands: with those combine numbers, I am shocked no one took a chance on him--as you yourself said "It is odd that no team used a late round pick on him." Players with lesser potential get drafted as projects all the time. I played with a few in college. Even I had tryouts in two camps.
     
  4. JW82

    JW82 JJ21

    2,066 Messages
    3,498 Likes Received
    We had a project DB recently, that was supposedly superfast...tried him on returns I think...another Tyson Thompson type, can't place the name...
    Found it Teddy Williams, ran a 4.31.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
  5. McKDaddy

    McKDaddy Well-Known Member

    1,465 Messages
    1,208 Likes Received
    If Usain comes to the NFL, all answers become void. Until that time, I'll take Deion against anyone. No disrespect to Bob or any older generation but I believe Deion was as fast as he wanted to be.
     
    csirl likes this.
  6. McKDaddy

    McKDaddy Well-Known Member

    1,465 Messages
    1,208 Likes Received
    What distance are we talking?

    40 vs 100 changes the candidates.

    Walker had his chances against green in the 40 but couldn't beat him. 100 would have been very interesting and I suspect different.
     
  7. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

    49,395 Messages
    16,864 Likes Received
    Track and Field was not hand timed. I'd imagine that he did have an official time for the 40 but I have no idea what it actually is. Hayes ran with an unorthodox stride so I'd guess that his 40 time was probably not as good as you might expect. Hayes was just naturally fast, nobody worked with him to fix a lot of the issues he had with technique, like they do today.

    As an FYI, Christian Coleman of Tennessee has the fastest 40 time with a 4.12, to my knowledge.
     
    Hot_Toddy and Chocolate Lab like this.
  8. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

    17,124 Messages
    28,602 Likes Received
    Want speed? How about Mike Sherrard? The man was so fast, he broke his leg just running....twice.
     
  9. Dre11

    Dre11 Well-Known Member

    7,379 Messages
    4,625 Likes Received
    He gave Green a run.
     
  10. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

    1,200 Messages
    1,011 Likes Received
    really ?.. when ?
     
  11. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

    1,200 Messages
    1,011 Likes Received
    Renaldo Nehemiah 2.0 version ? ..eat your heart out :confused:,

    if not Bullet Hayes, could Bolt could have been a Willie Gault, Ron Brown or Phillip Epps ?
     
  12. TheHerd

    TheHerd Well-Known Member

    4,913 Messages
    5,930 Likes Received
    Hope you're ok in there. I was complaining about the 14" rain we got from Dorian but then I see what you're dealing with. Stay safe
     
    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country likes this.
  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

    49,395 Messages
    16,864 Likes Received
    Somebody on this list, needs to get bumped. TD is on this list, I know that.
     
    JW82 likes this.
  14. TheHerd

    TheHerd Well-Known Member

    4,913 Messages
    5,930 Likes Received
    Carl Lewis and other sprinters are certainly faster at their top speed then any NFL player. But not sure they translates into the 40 for a lot of them. Lewis in particular was someone who pulled away in the last 30 meters.

    Bullet Bob gets the nod for NFL speed for sure. He was a football player who happened to run track.
     
  15. Dre11

    Dre11 Well-Known Member

    7,379 Messages
    4,625 Likes Received
    I'm looking for the video. It was a while back,.
     
  16. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

    6,536 Messages
    6,718 Likes Received
    Deion high stepped faster than others ran
     
    McKDaddy likes this.
  17. Dre11

    Dre11 Well-Known Member

    7,379 Messages
    4,625 Likes Received
  18. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

    34,703 Messages
    4,809 Likes Received
    Great find. There are some amazing athletes on that list. Willie Gault made the Olympic team. Ron Brown actually ran on the gold-medal winning 4x100 Olympic team. (And IMO might be the fastest person I've seen on a football field returning kickoffs for the Rams.) Darrell Green obviously had great speed. Rod Woodson wasn't the fastest, but he was a world-class hurdler. I remember seeing him in a European meet when I was in HS.

    Herschel is still underrated IMO. He was Bo before Bo only he was a much more accomplished running back... he just wasted his prime in the USFL and didn't have the same fully-cranked Nike marketing machine behind him. Saw him run at the Dallas Times Herald meet at Reuinion in a "NFL Fastest Man" event, and he won and IIRC was faster than the 60m professional sprinters... at 225 pounds.

    Great throwback to a time when football players weren't afraid to compete in competitions like this. You'd never see such a thing today.
     
    Hot_Toddy likes this.
  19. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

    2,180 Messages
    740 Likes Received
    Bob Hayes. And it's not close.

    I was watching/reading about Hayes' 1964 Olympic performance. Track experts (at least of the Youtube variety) say he hit 28 mph - as fast as Usain Bolt - during his famous leg of the 4x100 relay, when he made up a 10-yard deficit. On a dirt track. In old-school cleats. The ones I was reading were convinced he was not only 100m champion, but maybe the fastest sprinter ever.
     
  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

    43,558 Messages
    42,702 Likes Received
    On at least 2 occasions I saw Heath run past Scandrick and it was not in those last couple of years when Scandrick was looking old.
     

Share This Page