Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has been as clear as possible about the types of players he wants on his football team: fast and physical. During his stay in Indianapolis at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, Quinn and the rest of the Falcons staff saw plenty of speed at each position, highlighted by players who posted the best 40-yard dash times inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
LB - Vic Beasley
A lifelong fan of the Falcons, Beasley showed out in front of Quinn and company, posting the fastest 40 of all the linebackers at the Combine, 4.53 sec. The former Clemson star was grouped with the defensive linemen in Indy, rather than linebackers, but regardless, he was a top standout in both position groups.
DB - Trae Waynes
Leaving the media room in Indianapolis on Saturday, Waynes refused to give a predicted 40 time, and two days later, he flew through it in 4.31 seconds. Mississippi State's Justin Cox recorded the fastest 40 time at the safety position (4.36).
DL -Danielle Hunter
Described by many as LSU's most-talented defensive end, Hunter covered 40 yards in 4.57 sec., the best time among the defensive lineman in Indy.
OL - Ali Marpet
If Hobart offensive lineman Ali Marpet's 40-yard dash was the only drill he had to try and improve his draft stock, he nailed it, posting the fastest time in his position group, 4.98 sec. He also showed ability to change directions at high speed, recording a 7.33-sec. 3-cone drill, as well as lateral quickness and explosion, posting a 4.47-sec. 20-yard shuttle.
QB - Marcus Mariota
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback showed off his wheels in Indy, recording the fastest 40 among all the signal-callers, 4.52 sec. Known for his size (6-foot-4, 222 lbs.) and strong arm, Mariota proved he's got the speed necessary to tuck the ball and run when the pocket breaks down.
RB - Jeremy Langford
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers got their chance to shine in the second day of on-field workouts on Saturday at the 2015 Scouting Combine. Take a look at these photos from the fourth day in Indianapolis.
Representing the Big Ten in fast fashion like his Spartans teammate, Trae Waynes, Langford made Michigan State proud, posting a 4.42-sec. 40-yard dash, the best time among his fellow running backs.
WR - J.J. Nelson
The UAB receiver stole headlines in Lucas Oil Stadium, posting a 4.28-sec. 40-yard dash. Nelson wasn't satisfied with just an impressive showing in the 40, ending his Combine workout with a top score in the broad jump, 127 inches. Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had to be proud of his fellow UAB alum.
TE - MyCole Pruitt
The Southern Illinois star ran the fastest 40-yard dash among tight ends at 4.58, but he didn't stop there, posting the best vertical jump at 38 inches, and ranking fourth in the broad jump at 118 inches.