Saquon Barkley is insanely fast — that’s a known fact. His combination of size and speed is lethal and borderline unfair, so rival Big Ten programs will be thrilled to learn Barkley sprinted a 4.33 40-yard dash during Penn State’s pre-spring practice testing.
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👏👏 Hands up if you guessed a 4.33!
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Barkley’s time will likely be compared to the times ran in Indianapolis during the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine. Sure, his time wouldn’t be quick enough to eclipse Chris Johnson’s record-setting time of 4.24 set during the 2008 Combine.
It also means Barkley wouldn’t win the island promised by Adidas if a Combine participant were to break Johnson’s record, but there’s a good chance the time he posted in Holuba Hall might wind up as the fastest time at the Combine — even though Barkley won’t be participating in Indianapolis since he’ll be in Happy Valley for at least another season.
We can all be thankful for that.