Originally posted by nickbradley:
I think so. Including Owusu, who does have a shot at making the 53-man roster and will be PS if he doesn't. Here is what it looks like:
Michael Crabtree, age 24, 40yard - 4.5 sec. (estimate)
Mario Manningham, age 25, 40yard - 4.59 sec. or better
Randy Moss, age 35, 40yard - 4.4 sec.
AJ Jenkins, age 22, 40yard - 4.38 sec. -- rumor of a 4.31
Kyle Williams, age 23, 40yard - 4.43 sec.
Ted Ginn Jr, age 27, 40yard - 4.38 sec or better
Chris Owusu, age 22, 40yard - 4.31 - 4.36 sec
I can't think of any team with more speed than the 49ers. Its really shocking because we were thought of as one of the slowest offenses only last season...
The following are times that I have come across online. Who knows how accurate they may be, take them with a grain of salt. I'd like to think all of the fastest times for our guys are plenty accurate.lol.
I think Crabtree is around 4.48-4.5 and he plays at about that speed. I believe he is still recovering from that foot injury and will only get faster.
I know Manningham ran 4.59 at combine, but I have seen times of 4.39 and 4.48 for Manningham. I'd say he plays at about a 4.40 too.
Didn't Moss recently run like a 4.39 at the Saints workout? Hope he still can play with that kind of speed.
Jenkins is a burner for sure, reminds me of Mike Wallace.
Kyle Williams plays like his 4.43 time from the combine. He's real quick too.
Ted Ginn has said he's run a 4.22. I think he might have been hampered with an injury when he ran 4.38-4.39 at combine or pro day too. Also he takes a bit of time to get to full speed being a long strider. He is the fastest guy in the league at top gear. He was jogging away from Earl Thomas on the kickoff return last year. I've seen an unofficial 100 meter time of 10.02 seconds for him.
Chris Owusu has burners and is one hell of an athlete. He has a shot at the roster, just hopefully he can move on from concussions.
And just for fun.....Nathan Palmer the UDFA ran a 4.34. Still getting cut doe.
Our Db's actually have decent speed. Rogers ran in 4.3's coming out. I think 4.44 officially at combine. Tarrell Brown ran 4.45. Culliver is a 4.3's guys, 4.40 at combine. Fastest 40 I've seen for Goldson was 4.53, which is the same as Ed Reed's. Donte Whitner ran between 4.28-4.37 at his pro day, but low 4.4's at combine.
So we have some fast timed guys, but at the end of the day it's all about football speed and football players. But it is fun to talk about speed.