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Marcus Mariota runs 4.52 40-yard dash to lead quarterbacks


INDIANAPOLIS -- Marcus Mariota ran a 4.52 40-yard dash Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine, the top time among quarterbacks, confirming that arguably the best quarterback prospect available in the 2015 NFL Draft is also the speediest.

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Jameis Winston? Not so much.

The Florida State quarterback ran a 4.97, and while it was expected that the former Seminoles star would run a slower time than Mariota, Winston didn't figure to rank quite that low. By comparison, the fastest offensive lineman at the combine, Ali Marpet of Hobart College, ran a nearly identical time of 4.98.

Each participant runs twice and is credited with the better of two times. Mariota also turned in a 4.56, and Winston's other timing was a 4.99.

The combine's record for quarterbacks was set in 2006 when Texas A&M's Reggie McNeal ran a 4.35.

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley turned in a 4.63 40-yard dash, while Auburn's Nick Marshall ran a 4.54.

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