Jonathan Taylor helped his draft stock during the NFL Scouting Combine. The former Wisconsin ball carrier performed well during his time in Indianapolis, and is likely on the radar for more than a few teams heading into the draft.
What caught most of the attention from scouts in attendance was Taylor’s time in the 40-yard dash, posting a 4.39 time. He’s just the fourth running back in history weighing in at 225 to break the 4.4 time in the event.
As if that wasn’t enough, Taylor’s 10-yard split time showed just how much burst he possesses, and it’s among the best of the players who were at Lucas Oil Stadium last week. According to Dane Brugler of The Athletic, Taylor’s 10-yard split was clocked at a 1.48, which was tied for the fastest time at the combine.
Wide receivers Jalen Reagor (TCU) and Henry Ruggs (Alabama) also posted that same time.
Asked an NFL scout for the fastest 10-yard splits from their stopwatches at the Combine. Three players posted a ridiculous 1.48 time:
WR Jalen Reagor
WR Henry Ruggs
RB Jonathan Taylor
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 5, 2020
That’ll get some attention from NFL teams, too.
Taylor is considered to be one of the top backs available in the 2020 NFL Draft, but is still just outside the first-round on most mock drafts. The former Badger could be an absolute steal come late April and be the perfect piece for a team in need of a tailback.