What was Bucky Irving's 40 time at NFL Combine?

How fast is the Oregon RB?

Jan 1, 2024; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Bucky Irving (0) hurdles over Liberty
Jan 1, 2024; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Bucky Irving (0) hurdles over Liberty / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Oregon will see several prospects get drafted this year and one of the big prospects to keep an eye on is Bucky Irving, the star running back who dashed for 1,180 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 2023 season. Running backs typically aren't taken on Day 1, or at least they aren't as often these days, so Irving likely won't hear his name called until Day 2 at the earliest.

NFL Draft Buzz says that Irving's previous recorded 40-time was 4.46 seconds but what was his 40-time at the NFL Combine?

How would Bucky Irving's' 40 time compare to other 2024 running back prospects?

Bucky Irving ran a 4.43 at the NFL Combine this year.

Player

Time

Issac Guerendo (Louisville)

4.33

Jaylen Wright

4.38

Trey Benson (FLorida State)

4.39

Keilan Robinson (Texas)

4.42

Kimani Vidal (Troy)

4.46

MarShawn Lloyd (USC)

4.46

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

Player

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)

Johnson still holds the top spot as far as running backs go and he had a 10-year NFL career. The only other player on this list to have spent as long as Johnson did in the pros is McFadden, who was taken fourth overall by the Raiders in 2008, and also played in the league for a decade. The other three players here spent two years or fewer in the NFL, proving that the 40-time isn't necessarily tied to a lengthy NFL career.

Fastest 40-yard dash times in NFL history:

Player

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)

Cornerbacks and wide receivers typically are the fastest positions in the league but Chris Johnson and Dri Archer (who played more wide receiver in the NFL) both land in the top 10 of all-time 40 times.

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