The Giants have not had much speed to brag about in recent years (Odell ran a 4.43 40 at the combine, but who else fast got on the field before Saquon?). Seemingly, Darius Slayton is the fastest one on the team at this time based on his Combine 40 time of 4.39 (and his high school and college track background), with Saquon right behind him at 4.41. If he makes the final 53, Corey Ballentine may be in "the fastest man" discussion as well after his 4.47 Combine time and track records:
[quote] [Ballentine [was] a college track star, recording the nine fastest times in the 60m in school history and the six fastest times in the indoor 200m. He also holds the school record in the outdoor 100m (10.51), outdoor 200m (21.25) and has eight of the 10 fastest times in the 100m and the top six times in the outdoor 200m in school history.
After about 50 yards, only Slayton is likely to edge Ballentine out (I believe Saquon's size and build will work against him in a longer sprint). Both are really fast for collegiate track men, and much more so for NFL players.
I am excited to see Ballentine catch someone from behind on a long gain just as much as seeing Slayton take the top off the defense on a long pass. Nothing beats Saquon breaking a long run of course.
We are lucky to have found so much upside in 5th and 6th round picks. Hats off to the Giants' scouting department and GM Gettleman. Giants release first unofficial roster
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