It's pretty rare to see an NFL player with the athleticism that Jalen Hurts just showed us at the NFL Draft Combine. What's even more impressive is seeing a quarterback with that kind of speed and athletic potential. Hurts, the main ingredient on a 12-2 Oklahoma Sooners team, was a beast in college football. His Sooners lost to LSU in the Peach Bowl, but now we are seeing what Hurts can potentially translate to in the NFL.
Seeing a QB hit 4.59 seconds is scary for NFL defenses. Another guy who had the same exact 40-yard dash time: Cam Newton. You may remember him; 4806 rushing yards during his career, 5.1 yards per carry? Yeah, he ran a 4.59 and used it to absolutely torch NFL defenses since 2011.
There was a lot of speculation that NFL teams would ask Hurts to play a different position than quarterback, which he played for his entire college career. Yet, that has yet to transpire, per Hurts.
In his senior year, Hurts attempted over 200 carries and averaged 5.6 yards per gain at Oklahoma. He accumulated 3274 rushing yards in his four year career. But he also had almost 10,000 passing yards too. He could end up being a franchise changing QB wherever he goes.