Rick Spielman is out on the 2021 pro day circuit again today and, if you’ve been watching any of Ohio State’s activities, then you might have seen him. We know OSU quarterback and possible top-10 pick, Justin Fields, saw the Minnesota Vikings General Manager when he was running his 40-yard dash. It would have been hard to miss him.
Apparently, Spielman wanted to see into Justin Fields’ soul while the massive man was chugging toward him at a speed not possible for the average human being.
That is a 4.44 for Justin Fields 😳 pic.twitter.com/dEv6Wnp0QK— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) March 30, 2021
Only 1st-Round QB to run a faster 40 time at the Combine since 2006 than Justin Fields’ unofficial 4.44 today was Robert Griffin III, who ran a 4.41 at the 2012 Combine. https://t.co/dDLMkPgtwA— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2021
Anyone else catch the end of the Justin Fields 4.44 40-yard-dash video? pic.twitter.com/aJaKJam1SI— Ryan Donaldson (@RADonaldson) March 30, 2021
What does this mean?!?!
Could this mean the Vikings expect/hope Fields drops to them at #14? Might Rick be looking for the next blockbuster pre-NFL draft trade? Neither of those scenarios seem likely but some draft experts will tell you that, should any of the top-5 quarterbacks in this draft start falling down the board, Justin could be that guy.
Whether it’s Fields in the 1st round or someone else he targets later, Rick Spielman needs to shoot his first shot at finding Kirk Cousins’ replacement in this draft. I’d be pretty shocked to see Fields hold up a purple and gold #1 jersey on April 29 but he’d be difficult for Minnesota to pass up if he did fall to them.
Justin Fields ran a 4.51 in high school and chased down his own RB last year. Today was no flukepic.twitter.com/yqPq08GcEw— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) March 30, 2021
Big day today for Ohio St. QB Justin Fields. I see a very high upside QB that tries to be a little too perfect at times and needs to learn the process of elimination quicker.
The skies the limit with him if he’s able to fix that. pic.twitter.com/NxwOpkpZ1X— Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) March 30, 2021
Justin Fields is dropping dimes at his pro day. This one is gorgeous.pic.twitter.com/z2IfVGwdcx— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 30, 2021
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan