Why has the 40 yards dash become so important? It’s because Speeeeeed Killlllls, as I hear football commentators say each week. The 40 yard records times for athletes at the 10, 20 and 40 yard marks so coaches can see how fast a player can accelerate and if they can sustain speed for half a field. That being said, foot speed isn’t the most important thing to a quarterback, but it’s nice to have. Here is how the top 15 QB prospects of the 2014 draft class fared.

  1. Logan Thomas (VA Tech) – 4.61
  2. Connor Shaw (South Carolina) – 4.66
  3. Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) – 4.67
  4. Johnny Manzile (Tex A&M) – 4.68
  5. Derek Carr (Fresno St) – 4.69
  6. Brett Smith (Wyoming) – 4.83
  7. Aaron Murray (Georgia) – 4.84
  8. Tajh Boyd (Clemson) – 4.84
  9. Blake Bortles (UCF) – 4.93
  10. A.J. McCarron (Alabama) – 4.94
  11. Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) – 4.97
  12. Tom Savage (Pitt) – 4.97
  13. David Fales (San Jose State) – 4.99
  14. Keith Wenning (Ball State) – 5.00
  15. Zach Mettenberger (LSU) – 5.18