South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney is the top defensive end prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. He opened some eyes at the NFL Combine by registering a 4.47 in his first unofficial attempt at the 40-yard dash on Monday.
266-pound Clowney's unofficial 4.47 40 would've finished sixth among this year's *running backs*.
— SB Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) February 24, 2014
Clowney's unofficial 40 time is faster than every active QB that has ran at the combine since 2006 except Robert Griffin III.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 24, 2014
According to NBC Sports, Clowney’s official time in the 40-yard dash is 4.53 seconds.
To get a good idea of just how fast this time is for a 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive end, this GIF illustrates Clowney running alongside lightning-fast Oregon running back DeAnthony Thomas, who logged an unofficial 4.34 at the Combine.