Speed Score: Knile Davis stands out from the crowd

Chris Graythen

The average speed score is roughly 100 and the average of a first round pick has been roughly 112. Knile Davis out of Arkansas was head and shoulders above the rest of the field on Sunday, which is interesting given his relatively low grade from scouting outlets such as Scouts, Inc.

Invented by Grantland writer Bill Barnwell, Speed Score attempts to make the numbers we get from the NFL Combine actually useful. The idea is simple enough in that we all intuitively realize that it's more impressive to run a 4.50 40-yard dash at 230 lbs than it is at 190 lbs. The execution, a simple formula in which you multiply weight by 200 and divide the 40 time raised to the fourth power, has been remarkably predictive.

The average speed score is roughly 100 and the average of a first round pick has been roughly 112. Knile Davis out of Arkansas was head and shoulders above the rest of the field on Sunday, which is interesting given his relatively low grade from scouting outlets such as Scouts, Inc.

Anyway, take a look at the complete list of 2013 Speed Scores below:

Name College Weight Time Speed Score
Davis, Knile Arkansas 227 4.37 124.5
James, Mike Miami 223 4.53 105.9
Michael, Christine Texas A&M 220 4.54 103.6
Tucker, Matthew TCU 221 4.55 103.1
Bell, Le'Veon Michigan State 230 4.60 102.7
Ford, Michael LSU 210 4.50 102.4
Harper, D.J. Boise State 211 4.52 101.1
Franklin, Johnathan UCLA 205 4.49 100.9
Stacy, Zac Vanderbilt 216 4.55 100.8
Anderson, C.J. California 224 4.60 100.1
Wood, Cierre Notre Dame 213 4.56 98.5
Gillislee, Mike Florida 208 4.55 97.1
Williams, Kerwynn Utah State 195 4.48 96.8
Bernard, Giovani North Carolina 202 4.53 95.9
McCalebb, Onterio Auburn 168 4.34 94.7
Barner, Kenjon Oregon 196 4.52 93.9
Wilson, Braden Kansas State 251 4.81 93.8
Pryor, Lonnie Florida State 227 4.70 93.0
Ball, Montee Wisconsin 214 4.66 90.8
Line, Zach SMU 232 4.77 89.6
Jefferson, Stefphon Nevada 213 4.68 88.8
Randle, Joseph Oklahoma State 204 4.63 88.8
Ellington, Andre Clemson 199 4.61 88.1
Bohanon, Tommy Wake Forest 246 4.88 86.8
Harris, Montel Temple 208 4.68 86.7
Winn, George Cincinnati 218 4.75 85.6
Burkhead, Rex Nebraska 214 4.73 85.5
Jamison, Jawan Rutgers 203 4.68 84.6
Riddick, Theo Notre Dame 201 4.68 83.8
Taylor, Stepfan Stanford 214 4.76 83.4
Boren, Zach Ohio State 238 5.00 76.2
Graham, Ray Pittsburgh 199 4.80 75.0
Rouse, Robbie Fresno State 190 4.80 71.6

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