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5 Slowest 40-Yard Dash Times in NFL Combine History

The 40-yard dash is a sprint that is used to measure the speed of NFL Combine participants. A faster 40-yard dash time generally indicates that a player is more explosive and can quickly cover short distances.

Here are the five slowest 40-yard dash times in NFL Combine history:

1. Byron Maxwell, 6.40 seconds (2011)

Maxwell, a cornerback played for the Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Seattle Seahawks. He ran the slowest 40-yard dash time in NFL Combine history at the 2011 NFL Combine. Maxwell was still selected in the first round of the draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

2. Chris Houston, 6.33 seconds (2002)

Houston, a cornerback played for the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and Washington Redskins. He recorded the second-slowest 40-yard dash time in NFL Combine history at the 2002 NFL Combine. Houston was still selected in the sixth round of the draft by the Detroit Lions.

3. Albert Haynesworth, 6.32 seconds (2002)

Haynesworth, a defensive tackle played for the Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins. He recorded the third-slowest 40-yard dash time in NFL Combine history at the 2002 NFL Combine. Haynesworth was still selected in the first round of the draft by the Tennessee Titans.

4. Richard Seymour, 6.31 seconds (2001)

Seymour, a defensive end played for the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders. He ran the fourth-slowest 40-yard dash time in NFL Combine history at the 2001 NFL Combine. Seymour was still selected in the sixth round of the draft by the New England Patriots.

5. Kellen Winslow II, 6.31 seconds (2005)

Winslow, a tight end played for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, and New York Jets. He ran the fifth-slowest 40-yard dash time in NFL Combine history at the 2005 NFL Combine. Winslow was still selected in the first round of the draft by the Cleveland Browns.

These slowest 40-yard dash times in NFL Combine history do not necessarily mean that these players were not successful in the NFL. There are many other factors that contribute to a player’s success, such as football IQ, work ethic, and experience. Many NFL players have been successful despite running slow 40-yard dash times.

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