Originally Posted by Rey
Let them run for 10 or so yards (basically a running start) and time them from that point on. So like a 50 or 55 yard run only start timing them at a certain point... Some guys with great 40 times are really explosive going from 0 to whatever but don't reach another gear. And some guys don't have that great get off, but once they are moving they really can get their top speed up there. And then you have those guys that can do both....
To illustrate your point. AJ came in 2nd in the fastest man competition at his 1st 2 pro bowls. He got beat out of the gate but it was pretty clear if the contest was 10 yards longer he would have won.