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Baylor CB Kalon Barnes runs second-fastest Combine 40

In historic defensive back and Baylor classes at the NFL Scouting Combine, Kalon Barnes stood out with his sensational 4.23 - the second-fastest time in history.

Baylor CB Kalon Barnes runs second-fastest Combine 40
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Kalon Barnes came within one hundredth of a second of John Ross' NFL Scouting Combine record in his stunning 40-yard dash. The Baylor cornerback ran a 4.23 on Sunday, the second-fastest time since media were allowed into the event in 2003.

Barnes becomes the fastest defensive back in Combine history in the fastest defensive back class. There were a record 13 DBs who ran sub-4.40 dashes, including Texas-San Antonio cornerback Tariq Woolen, who was close behind Barnes with his 4.26.

Remarkably, Baylor had three players to run sub-4.40, with Barnes joined by wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (4.28) and safety JT Woods (4.36).

They became the first school since 2003 to have three such players at a single Combine, while no other school have had two sub-4.30 players across that entire period – as Baylor did in 2022 alone in Barnes and Thornton.

"It feels amazing to be out here competing with a bunch of guys on the same mission as me," Barnes said in a short social media message. "It's a real blessing to be here."