Johnny Manziel is not the only star college footballer making news at the combine. Kent State running back Dri Archer posted the fastest official 40 time at 4.26.
Before the combine, the 5-foot-8 Archer had predicted that he would break the record held by Johnson, who clocked a record 4.24 seconds in the dash at the 2008 NFL combine.
Johnson took to Twitter on Sunday after Archer’s official time was posted, acknowledging that he had been “nervous.”
Archer also edged the time set by Marquise Goodwin, a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills who officially ran the dash in 4.27 seconds last year at the combine.
Although Johnny Football did show that he is faster than many critics say.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s official 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine was 4.68 seconds. That’s fourth at his position among those who participated in the drill Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The best was Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas, who registered 4.61 seconds.
Manziel is widely considered one of the top three quarterbacks in the draft. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater did not run the 40. Central Florida’s Blake Bortles ran a 4.93.
South Carolina’s Connor Shaw and Fresno State’s Derek Carr were two other quarterbacks who ranked high in several categories.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.