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They were laser timed. The top time, out of 500 participants, was a 4.6. The next fastest times were 4.7's. Laser timing slows the times down, plus these young guys probably need to learn how to run the 40. Thought that was interesting.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Explain the difference in layman's terms how each of the different methods work. I have no idea.
Laser times are more accurate as the runner starts the clock by breaking a beam of light and stops it by breaking a second beam. No way to cheat the clock. The only other I know is the hand held which is typically where these crazy 40 times come from. Human error or bias. One or the other.
This post was edited by roosterrizk1 18 months ago
Anyone who runs a "4.2" or even a "4.3" is almost always entirely full of it.
So... if laser timing becomes the standard, and 40 yard dash times become accurate, do we see them rise to a different and higher average?
This post was edited by CockyMike1 18 months ago
I agree. I bet that Damiere Byrd, or DeAnthony Thomas would run between a 4.3-4.4, and that is absolutely as fast as any high school senior would run.
Are the times at the NFL combine laser timed? Or is the time subjective to what the TV station clocks it at, and what different scouts clock them at?
I think they are laser timed at the combines but not sure.
Byrd ran a 4.26 laser timed 40 at a Nike combine when he was in HS.
This post was edited by 87cock09 18 months ago
Correct, and have been for a while.
Also, many players lower their 40 times after 3-5 years of training in college (strength and technique).
Yeah, Byrd is one of the few guys that is a legit 4.3 guy.
Wow that's fast
The problem with the human timed 40 is that the coach has to react to the player starting his run. It's not off of a starting gun, it's from his first movement. That means that the coach's reaction time is subtracted from the time he actually ran. Generally there isn't a reaction time bias on the finish line, because the coach anticipates him crossing the finish line.
If they started the 40 with a gun or some sort of outside signal, the hand timing would be much more accurate (coach and player would both have to react to the same signal, so the two reaction times cancel each other out, to a certain extent).
I also don't have time to teach you how to speak hobo.
No way! We had a bunch of Big Spur posters who claimed they ran 4.5 and 4.6 in high school.
Didn't know our board was that fast.
Clemson will claim that five players broke 4.3 in the forty come spring football. They will say Martavis Bryant, Sammy Watkins and Charon Peake set spring records for there 40 times and Shin Splits will post that we don't recruit speed.
Have you been talking to Teddy Heffner?
They have been since 1999 I believe. Chris Johnson from ECU has the fastest time since they started laser timing at the combine. He ran a 4.24. I'm not 100% sure but I think Jacoby Ford actually ran a 4.3 or lower at the combine a few years ago.
thats right.... Bo ran a 4.19 handclock which they say is about .15-.2 faster than laser
Bo had a 4.12 as well
That's some impressive times in the 40. Sure glad Byrd is on special teams.. Saved us a few times this season.
Actually Jacoby Ford ran a 3.9 ask any Clemmons fan & cofirmed by Dumbo
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