What was Blake Corum's 40 time at NFL Combine?

How fast is the National Champion RB?
Michigan running back Blake Corum runs against Washington during the first half of the national
Michigan running back Blake Corum runs against Washington during the first half of the national / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

Blake Corum is a National Champion and is hoping to bring that mentality to an NFL team. He's entering the 2024 NFL Draft after putting up 1,245 rushing yards and an astounding 27 rushing touchdowns. There will be teams interested in adding the Wolverine running back.

How was Blake Corum's 40-time?

How Blake Corrum's' 40 time compare to other 2024 running back prospects?

At the NFL Combine, Corum ran a 4.53 in the 40 yard dash. It wasn’t the fastest time among running backs, falling behind guys like Bucky Irving and Trey Benson but it wasn’t something that will turn teams off to him in April.

Here’s how Corum stacks up against the entire running back class this year:



Issac Guerendo (Louisville)


Jaylen Wright (Tennessee)


Trey Benson (Florida State)


Keilan Robinson (Texas)


Kimani Vidal (Troy)


MarShawn Lloyd (USC)


Where would Corum's 40 time rank all-time at the running back position?


Time (Year)

1. Chris Johnson

4.24 (2008)

2. Dri Archer

4.26 (2014)

3. Keith Marshall

4.31 (2016)

4. Darren McFadden

4.33 (2008)

5. Jahvid Best

4.35 (2010)

None of the top-5 are still in the league but both Johnson and McFadden had 10+ year NFL careers. the other three, however, didn't make it past year 2 as NFL pros. This indicates that the 40 time is not the most important stat for a running back entering the draft.

Fastest 40-yard dash times in NFL history:


Time (Year)

1. John Ross, WR

4.22 (2017)

T1. Donte' Stallworth, WR

4.22 (2002)

3. Kalon Barnes, CB

4.23 (2022)

4. Chris Johnson, RB

4.24 (2008)

5. DJ Turner II, CB

4.26 (2023)

T5. Dri Archer, WR

4.26 (2014)

T5. Tariq Woolen, CB

4.26 (2022)

8. Henry Ruggs III, WR

4.27 (2020)

T8. Anthony Schwartz, WR

4.27 (2021)

T8. Marquise Goodwin, WR

4.27 (2013)

There aren't many running backs in the top 10 when it comes to 40 time but it's also worth noting that the players listed above didn't go on to have distinguished NFL careers. Stallworth and Johnson both played for 10 years while guys like Ross and Goodwin didn't pan out.