Unsurprisingly, Quez Watkins owns the fastest 40-yard dash time for the current crop of Eagles wideouts that have run at the NFL Combine.
The Eagles’ wide receiver corps gets a ton of attention, for good reason. That isn’t anything new to any of them. As mentioned earlier, DeVonta Smith didn’t run at an NFL Combine as the 2021 version was canceled, but don’t let that get you down. There’s still plenty for us to discuss.
A.J. Brown, the University of Mississippi
2019 was the right time to look for an upgrade in wide receivers, as they were plenty of good ones with Mecole Hardman, Terry McLaurin, D.K. Metcalf, Hunter Renfrow, Deebo Samuel, and A.J. Brown.
During his opportunity to shine in the 40-yard dash, Brown posted a slower time than everyone on that list with the exception of Renfrow (who notched a 4.59), but A.J. has nothing to hang his head about having run a 4.49.
Zach Pascal, Old Dominion
At the 2017 NFL Draft Combine, University of Washington’s John Ross set the history books on fire with his 4.22 time in the 40-yard dash event. Zach Pascal didn’t come anywhere close to that time. He ran a decent 4.55.
Quez Watkins, The University of Southern Mississippi
This should surprise no one. Former Southern Miss standout Quez Watkins owns the fastest NFL Combine 40-yard dash time of any current Eagles receiver.
‘Fast Batman’ posted the third-best time of any participant that year as he ran a lightning-quick 4.35. Only Alabama’s Henry Ruggs and Utah’s Javelin Guidry had better times.