If you tuned in to the NFL Combine over the weekend, you may have seen a few of the track stars from Baylor’s 2021 squad impress in the 40-yard dash.
Tyquan Thornton had an extremely impressive 4.28 40-time, but he was one-upped by his teammate Kalon Barnes later on. His time was unofficially 4.29 seconds but was officially timed 4.23, making him the fastest player in this draft and the fastest DB ever recorded at the combine.
Here is his second attempt that earned him the moniker of “fastest man at the combine.”
Baylor’s performance in Indianapolis was special and the Bears actually set history. JT Woods, who ran the final forty of the entire combine, ran a 4.36 in his final attempt, and that time proved to be official. With that time, Baylor became the first school since 2003 to have three players at the combine go sub-4.4. seconds in the 40-yard dash.
That is legitimate track speed that the Bears are showing off, and those times certainly will see them shoot up the draft boards next month. Above all else, speed kills in the sport of football, and Baylor had plenty of it in 2021.