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NFL Combine - Justin Gilbert fastest defensive back in 40

Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard (in photo) and Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State are considered the top two cornerbacks. They ran like it on Tuesday at the NFL Combine.

Dennard’s first two unofficial runs were timed at 4.42 and 4.46 with his official time at 4.51.

While Gilbert turned in unofficial blazing times of 4.35 and 4.38 and an official time of 4.37 which was the lowest of all the defensive backs.

Both could be available to the Lions with the 10th overall pick.

Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, brother of Lions’ wide receiver Corey Fuller, wanted to beat Corey’s 4.32 in the 40 from the 2013 Combine. Kyle Fuller’s two unofficial times were 4.40, but his official time was 4.49. In Kyle Fuller’s defense Corey ran track and field for Kansas before transferring to Virginia Tech to play football.

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