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Manziel shows off speed at combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Johnny Manziel proved he was fast.

The Texas A&M quarterback's official 40-yard dash time at the scouting combine was 4.68 seconds. That was fourth among the 16 quarterbacks who ran Sunday.

Manziel is considered one of the top four quarterbacks available. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater declined to run. The others, Fresno State's Derek Carr and UCF's Blake Bortles, ran a 4.69 and 4.93, respectively.

Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas (4.61) was first.

Other notables: Miami's Stephen Morris (4.63), South Carolina's Connor Shaw (4.66), Clemson's Tajh Boyd (4.84) and Alabama's AJ McCarron (4.94).

Best Tweet: "Can't lie archer had the boi nervous." — Titans running back Chris Johnson on Kent State running back (and Venice High grad) Dri Archer falling 0.02 seconds shy of his 4.24 40, fastest since the NFL began disclosing times in 2006.

Hyde hurt: Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde sustained a left hamstring injury while running the 40. He didn't run again but is expected to be ready for Ohio State's pro day next month.

Clowney talk: Auburn's Dee Ford said he, not South Caro­lina's Jadeveon Clowney, should be the first defensive end taken.

"People are just looking at the fact that he's a physical speci­men," said Ford, 6 feet 2, 252 pounds compared with Clow­ney's 6-5, 266. "If you watch the film, he plays like a blind dog in a meat market basically. I play with a lot of technique."

God talk: San Diego State running back Adam Muema left without working out. He said he was "following God," who told him if he did so, he'd play for Seattle, his favorite team: "(God) told me to sit down, be quiet and enjoy the peace." Muema is projected to be taken between the fourth and seventh rounds.

.Fast facts

A blur of a running back

Kent State's Dri Archer on Sunday ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash at the combine since the NFL began disclosing times in 2006. The top five and in what round the player was drafted:

Player Pos. Year Time Rd.

Chris Johnson RB 2008 4.24 1

Dri Archer RB 2014 4.26 7 *

Marquise Goodwin WR 2013 4.27 3

Jacoby Ford WR 2010 4.28 4

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB 2011 4.28 3

* Projected

Manziel shows off speed at combine 02/23/14 [Last modified: Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:27pm]
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