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Justice Hill Runs Fastest 40 Time, Highest Vertical Jump Among RBs at NFL Combine

Justice and Saquon Barkley now have something in common.

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When he stepped off the plane in Indianapolis earlier this week, Justice Hill had plenty to prove to NFL teams about his ability to be a next-level rusher. By the time he stepped back onto one on Friday afternoon, he had done just that and more.

The headline event came earlier on Friday, when Justice was clocked at an official 4.4 flat in the 40-yard dash.

Though Memphis running back Darrell Henderson was given an unofficial 4.37 in his second attempt, the official times changed his best run to 4.49 seconds. That means Justice Hill was the fastest running back to participate in this year’s combine.

Hill appeared to have tweaked something during his second run (4.49 seconds) which may have been why he was seen wearing a hoodie as a spectator, and not taking part for the remainder of the on-field drills. But what he did take part in, he dominated.

Hill also turned in the highest vertical jump of the day (40 inches) and tied for the longest broad jump (10 feet, 10 inches).


All of this added up to the highest score among rushers that participated.

His high-end speed and impressive jump-out-of-the gym hops put Justice in elite company in combine history.

 

A trip to Indy that could have solidified his status and simply checked a couple of boxes, has likely pushed Hill up a spot or two on draft boards. Assuming he is healthy, Justice still has OSU’s pro day to add to his case to NFL teams, although he doesn’t have much more to prove after his dominant showing on Friday.

 

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