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Boom Williams ran the 4th fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine today (UPDATE: Not so fast…)


Boom Williams came in to today at the NFL Combine needing to impress scouts with his speed. On his first run, that did not happen. Boom, who ran a 4.28 40 in high school, ran a 4.51 40 on his first attempt, but shaved some time off (and saved face) with his second attempt, a 4.44:

The time was good enough to earn him “Top Performer” honors from Only North Carolina’s TJ Logan (4.37), Utah’s Joe Williams (4.4), and North Carolina A&T’s Tarik Cohen (4.42) have run faster so far today among the running backs.

SEC Network’s Marcus Spears was impressed:

Well done, Boom.

**UPDATE: now lists Boom’s official time as 4.51, which is tied for 10th fastest. He is no longer listed as a Top Performer.

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6 Comments for Boom Williams ran the 4th fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine today (UPDATE: Not so fast…)

  1. catsarerunnin
    2:44 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    Wildcat football players going to the NFL??? What kind of program is Stoops running anyway????

  2. RealCatsFan
    3:46 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    So, any explanation why they would not accept the faster time? Was it wind assisted, or did the playing field suddenly tilt so he was running downhill?

  3. b.elyse
    4:49 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    The 4.51 was his first run, so why wouldn’t they pick the faster time….

  4. GroundControlToNumber9
    7:11 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    This is how is works… an NFL team wants him but they want him to drop so they can grab him in the late rounds.

    So they petition to have his workouts nitpicked and reduced to keep him off the radar.

    Boom Williams will be picked up by the teams that want him. And reality says that being an SEC back means he has been watched FOR A LONG TIME.

  5. cats42301
    8:26 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    Unfortunately I think Boom’s knee injury has caused him to lose some speed. However, I personally believe that his ability to make open field cuts more than makes up for the loss of speed. Because 7 hundredths of a second is a lot of time! LOL, I’m joking of course! Badet always said he was the fastest, I will be interested in seeing what his times are next year.

  6. notFromhere
    9:29 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    There is no way that was 4.5 seconds. Had to be faster than that.