If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, the top two might be obvious.
If you watched the broadcast of the third day of the most recent draft meeting, you heard the analysts say that watching Quez Watkins play is like “watching a speed boat pull away from canoes”. To be frank, that doesn’t do a good enough job of describing how fast he is. Just take a look at this, courtesy of Fran Duffy, Jay Hopson, and the Philadelphia Eagles’ official YouTube channel.
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Watkins makes the 53-man roster, but we’re sure to be talking about his 4.36-second 40-yard dash time and his six-foot, 193-pound frame all season. Maybe he makes the practice squad, but if he does, will he sit there without another team snatching him for themselves?
Come on. This should come as no surprise. There’s never been any situation where someone’s told you that they have questions about Marquise Goodwin’s speed. They may have told you that the injury history makes them nervous, but even from a distance, as an NFL fan, you’ve long known that this guy can run past anybody. Well, he did run a 4.27 40-yard dash when he entered the league in 2013, the same year Darius Slay ran a 4.36.
Seven years have now passed, and both are entering their eighth season in the NFL. They may have slowed a little. We all do when we get older, but “Father Time” has been kind to both of them, and even if Goodwin might be a step slower than he used to be, he’s still a step faster than most of everyone else. Carson Wentz isn’t going to be able to overthrow him. That’s a promise.