Saquon Barkley might come back this fall even faster than he was last season, if you can believe it.
Five days ago, Penn State football’s official account tweeted a video of Barkley running the 40-yard dash and asked followers to guess his time. Tuesday, it revealed the time: 4.33.
?? Hands up if you guessed a 4.33!
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) March 1, 2017
Barkley ran for 1,496 yards and 18 touchdowns as a true sophomore in 2016, adding 402 receiving yards and four scores.
The NFL combine record for 40-yard dash time is 4.24, set by Chris Johnson in 2008. Barkley is still well off that pace, but anything sub-4.40 is impressive for a college player.