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Football: Best runs fast

Jahvid Best has run the 40 in 4.35 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine today, the fastest time recorded by all running backs.

Jonathan Okanes

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  • Easy Ed

    That’s a great time, I believe the second fastest time in the combine. By the way, Joe “Range Rover” McKnight ran a 4.47. Maybe if they had a car at the end of the 40 he could have run faster.

  • milo

    Indeed…4.35 is FAST but the big, big thing about Jahvid is it’s not just a burst of speed but consistent from the start to finish. No one has that kind of speed.

  • Boaltblue

    Congratulations to Jahvid for a very fast time. Cal Alumni will miss him, but root for him on Sundays.

    Not as a slight to Jahvid, who is a class act, but Cal fans finally learn his 40-yard dash time of 4.35 is .04 seconds slower than DeSean Jackson’s 40-yard dash time of 4.31 seconds last year.

    The very best to both of them from all Cal fans and the home of the Pac-10 Basketball Champions!

  • SteveNTexas

    .04 seconds is an eternity – lol.

    Jackson has been great and Best should do fine.

    I’m kind of disappointed in Marshawn Lynch however. Most of what I read about him is the off-the-field stuff.

  • calfan1

    I think no one here is surprised by his numbers.
    All the Best, Jahvid.

  • rollonubears

    he may actually land on a team with an offensive line, too. finally, a chance to see what he really can do. and vareen and our reserve backs should benefit from a much-improved line next year, as well. excitement all around.

  • Juancho

    As a Raiders fan I’d like to remind everyone that Al Davis will base his first round draft pick on 40 times. I.e., don’t be surprised if Best goest to them at 7 or wherever their first pick is. They did it with Heyward Bey last year, and I’m not going to be surprised if Best who admitted he grew up a Raiders fan is picked by Mr. D.

    As a Raider fan it’d be bitter sweet for me, since I’d love to see Jahvid on my NFL team, but it would probably be horrible for him.

  • Rocko

    Didn’t DS also run a 4.35 at the combine? Let’s see what JB does in two years in the 40.

  • Calduke

    If Al Davis makes his first pick based on 40 times, he will draft Taylor Mays.

  • Calduke

    Please ignore my obscene comment about Taylor Mays.
    A website showed the wrong 40 time for Taylor Mays.
    I deserve a waterboard reception