Quarterback Justin Fields ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.44 seconds at the Ohio State Buckeyes’ pro day Tuesday.
The 6-foot-3, 228-pound player, broadly expected to be a first-round selection in next month’s NFL draft, worked out and threw for the 31 NFL teams purportedly in participation. The Los Angeles Rams were the only team not in participation, as indicated by NFL Network.
“Yeah, I think overall, I had a solid day. Of course, as I think everybody knows, my goal in that 40-yard dash was to be at least in the 4.3s, so of course I’m kind of mad about that. But, you know, other than that, I thought I threw pretty well. I thought I just had a few missed throws, but that happens. Not everybody is going to be perfect,” he told reporters.
Draft prospects are working out for teams at their particular pro days rather than at the NFL scouting consolidate in Indianapolis, which was canceled for this present year in view of the pandemic.
As indicated by ESPN Stats & Information data, just a single other quarterback has run a faster time at the scouting consolidate – Robert Griffin III, who ran a 4.41 in the 40 in 2012. Marcus Mariota is second with a 4.52 in 2015.
Fields is one of in any event five quarterbacks projected as first-round picks, with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence expected to go No. 1 and BYU’s Zach Wilson, Alabama’s Mac Jones and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance additionally gathering consideration as potential picks inside the top 10.
Jones likewise threw on Tuesday, at Alabama’s second pro day.
Fields passed for 5,373 yards, 63 touchdowns and nine interceptions more than two seasons at Ohio State subsequent to beginning his career at Georgia. He is set to become the second Ohio State quarterback drafted in the first round over the past three seasons, after the program had none between Art Schlichter in 1982 and Dwayne Haskins in 2019.