The 2011 NFL combine has concluded, and 11 different players ran a 4.4 or faster in the 40-yard dash, according to the NFL.
Five of those players played in the SEC.
Auburn running back Mario Fannin came out of nowhere to run a 4.38, and he did so weighing 231 pounds. One of the things holding Fannin back at Auburn was a rash of nagging injuries, and he also bounced around between different positions.
Alabama's Julio Jones had the fastest 40 among SEC receivers with a 4.38 and posted that time despite a fracture in his foot.
South Carolina cornerback Chris Culliver, who missed the final five games last season after tearing a pectoral muscle, helped himself with a 4.4. Kentucky's Derrick Locke also ran a 4.4, which wasn't a surprise. Locke was one of the fastest running backs in the SEC the past two seasons.
Here's a look at the fastest 40 times from this year's combine:
Miami CB Demarcus Van Dyke: 4.28
LSU CB Patrick Peterson: 4.34
Maryland RB Da'Rel Scott: 4.34
Abilene Christian WR Edmund Gates: 4.37
Belhaven WR Ricardo Lockette: 4.37
Auburn RB Mario Fannin: 4.38
Alabama WR Julio Jones: 4.38
Ohio State CB Chimdi Chekwa: 4.40
South Carolina CB Chris Culliver: 4.40
Kentucky RB Derrick Locke: 4.40
Connecticut RB Jordan Todman: 4.40