Darius Slay & other Eagles defenders 40-yard dash times at NFL Combine
Josh Sweat had the quickest feet of all of the Eagles’ starters’ front line in the 40-yard dash.
These guys may be close to eclipsing the 300-pound mark in many instances, but they’re still capable of leaving most athletes in the dust. We’ve known that since their workouts at their respective NFL Combines.
Josh Sweat, Florida State
How about Josh Sweat? This former Seminoles defensive end blazed a 4.53-second showing during the 40-yard dash event at the 2018 NFL Combine. Sweat clocked the fastest time for a defensive lineman that year.
Brandon Graham, University of Michigan
More than a decade ago, one of the longest future-tenured Birds players would make his way to the NFL Combine. Brandon Graham ran a 4.71 official time in the 40-yard dash event, and here’s what’s interesting. University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow posted the same as Graham did when he ran that same year.
Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State University
Two years after Graham appeared at the Combine, former Mississippi State Bulldogs standout Fletcher Cox took aim at impressing the scouts and didn’t miss. He posted one of the fastest times by a defensive tackle with a 4.79-second showing in the 40-yard dash.
Fletch’s 40 time was faster than the ones turned in by Michigan States quarterback Kirk Cousins (4.84), and former Eagles teammate, defensive end Vinny Curry (4.87).
Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State
At the 2016 NFL Draft Combine, Javon Hargrave earned the fifth-fastest 40-yard dash time among defensive tackles as he registered a 4.93. Hargrave posted a better time than his former Eagles teammates, Hassan Ridgeway (5.02) and Nate Sudfeld (5.02).