Lamar Miller Has Fastest 40-Yard Dash Among RBs

Miami RB Lamar Miller ran an official forty-yard dash time of 4.40 to lead all running backs at the Scouting Combine.

His "unofficial" forties were hand-clocked at 4.38 and 4.41. While the times weren't quite as fast as hoped, speed certainly remains a strength for perhaps this year's best running back prospect behind Trent Richardson. Only scatback types Chris Rainey (4.45 at 180 pounds) and LaMichael James (4.45 at 194 pounds) came within five tenths of a second of Miller's forty time in Indianapolis. Miller packs a solid 212 pounds onto his nearly 5-foot-11 frame.

Miller’s “burst and acceleration are rare,” NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said. But Mayock has questions about how Miller would do in short-yardage situations. Miller is projected as a second-round pick, though he could move into the first.

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