Fields’ ability as a dual-threat quarterback is well-documented, but in case you were wondering about his speed, his 40-yard dash time today put any concern to rest.
According to scouts in attendance, Fields ran a 4.43 or 4.44 in the 40-yard dash. That’s moving for a quarterback, particularly one listed at 6-foot-3, 228-pounds.
All of the QB-needy teams have sent representatives to Columbus today. Fields seems determined to make the trip worth their while.
A second scout there had Ohio State QB Justin Fields at 4.43. That's BLAZING fast for a quarterback his size. https://t.co/WJbIomDdGd
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 30, 2021
Conventional wisdom has Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence going No. 1 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars, with BYU’s Zach Wilson next off the board to the New York Jets at No. 2.
At No. 3, the San Francisco 49ers have a choice to make. We know they want a quarterback, based on the fact that they traded up into the spot. The question is which one will they target.
Fields, Alabama’s Mac Jones and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance are the three options. Niners assistant GM Adam Peters, college scouting director Ethan Waugh and quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello are watching Fields perform today, while head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch are in Tuscaloosa observing Jones.
However, Shanahan said this week that the team is hoping to get another opportunity to see Fields in a Pro Day setting before next month’s draft.