Top 25 40-yard dash times from the 2023 NFL Combine
The NFL Combine wrapped up on Sunday as running backs and offensive linemen were the last position groups to participate in the 40-yard dash. With that being the case, we now know the top performers for the entire event.
Michigan cornerback DJ Turner led all players with a time of 4.26 seconds, while Maryland cornerback Jakorian Bennett was second at 4.30 seconds. Texas A&M product Devon Achane was third overall and first among running backs with a time of 4.32 seconds. Nebraska receiver Trey Palmer led his position at 4.33 seconds.
Georgia EDGE defender Nolan Smith and Auburn linebacker Owen Pappoe were the only players outside of the previous three mentioned positions to land in the top 25. Both posted times of 4.39 seconds.
You can view the full list of the top 25 performers in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine below.
Top 25 40-yard dash times at the 2023 NFL Combine
1. DJ Turner, CB, Michigan — 4.26 seconds
2. Jakorian Bennett, CB, Maryland — 4.30 seconds
3. Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M — 4.32 seconds
4. Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska — 4.33 seconds
T5. Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland — 4.35 seconds
T5. Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State — 4.35 seconds
T7. Derius Davis, WR, TCU — 4.36 seconds
T7. Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia — 4.36 seconds
T7. Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina — 4.36 seconds
T7. Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama — 4.36 seconds
T11. Matt Landers, WR, Arkansas — 4.37 seconds
T11. Keaton Mitchell, RB, East Carolina — 4.37 seconds
T13. Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, West Virginia — 4.38 seconds
T13. Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma — 4.38 seconds
T13. Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon — 4.38 seconds
T16. Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia — 4.39 seconds
T16. Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn — 4.39 seconds
T18. Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee — 4.40 seconds
T18. Jalen Moreno-Cropper, WR, Fresno State — 4.40 seconds
T18. Tre Tucker, WR, Cincinnati — 4.40 seconds
T21. Deneric Prince, RB, Tulsa — 4.41 seconds
T21. Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU — 4.41 seconds
T21. Terrell Smith, CB, Minnesota — 4.41 seconds
T24. Kei’Trel Clark, CB, Louisville — 4.42 seconds
T24. Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College — 4.42 seconds
T24. Jacob Copeland, WR, Maryland — 4.42 seconds
More on the 2023 NFL Draft
The 2023 NFL Draft is set to take place from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The event will be held at the plaza just outside of Union Station.
Round 1 of the NFL Draft is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 27. Rounds 2-3 will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 28, and Rounds 4-7 will begin at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 29. The draft will be broadcasted throughout the weekend on both ESPN and NFL Network.
To be eligible for the NFL Draft, players must be at least three years removed from their final year of high school while having used up their collegiate eligibility. Underclassmen are able to request league approval to become eligible for the draft, as are players who have graduated prior to using up all of their collegiate eligibility. 100 underclassmen were approved for last year’s draft. 73 of those 100 underclassmen were granted special eligibility while 27 of them were underclassmen who had completed their college degrees.
The 2023 NFL scouting combine will take place from Feb. 28 through March 6 in Indianapolis.