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Which prospects have the fastest 40-yard dash times at 2023 NFL Combine so far?

We discuss the fastest 40-yard dash times at the 2023 NFL Combine.

Calijah Kancey #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers reacts after sacking Kasim Hill #8 of the Rhode Island Rams during the fourth quarter at Acrisure Stadium on September 24, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The 2023 NFL Combine is underway. This is a chance for players to show off their skills in front of NFL execs, coaches and scouts to try and increase their draft stock for the upcoming NFL Draft. One of the most exciting events each year is watching all of the players run the 40-yard dash.

Outside of being entertaining, the dash helps to show a player's top speed and even explosiveness when their time is broken down into splits for the first 10 yards. While players mainly want to be above the average time for their position, seeing someone breaking off an all-time fast time is always fun.

Former Washington wide receiver John Ross still holds the 40-yard dash record at the NFL Combine. He finished the sprint in 4.22 seconds in 2017. Cornerback Kalon Barnes ran a 4.23 40 in 2022 and WR Rondel Menendez (1999) and Chris Johnson (2008) both ran a 4.24. Johnson held the record for 11 years before Ross surpassed him.

Fastest 40 times at the NFL Combine

UPDATE: Smith ended up running an official 4.39 forty! He was moving.

Georgia EDGE rusher Nolan Smith ran a blazing 4.44 40 on Thursday. And his 1.52 10-yard split would be a record if it becomes official.

Pitt defensive tackle Calijah Kancey runs the fastest 40 for a DT at the combine, besting Aaron Donald’s time by a tenth of a second.

DJ Turner II ran a 4.26 40 to finish with the top time amongst cornerbacks. Jakorian Bennett ran a 4.30, and Deonte Banks ran a 4.35.

Brandon Hill was the fastest safety this year with a 4.43.

Anthony Richardson was the fastest quarterback, also finishing with a 4.43.

Texas A&M running back Devon Achane (unofficially) had the fastest 40-yard dash time with a run of 4.32 seconds. It could even creep into the 4.2 territory when the official times are released.