Factoid 437 – Who holds the record for the fastest time in the three cone drill at the NFL Combine?
Jeff Maehl, wide receiver for Oregon, holds the record for the fastest time in the three cone drill at the 2011 NFL Combine. He set the record with a 6.42 second time.
“Three cones are placed five yards apart from each other forming a right triangle. The athlete starts with one hand down on the ground and runs to the middle cone and touches it. The athlete then reverses direction back to the starting cone and touches it. The athlete reverses direction again but this time runs around the outside of the middle cone on the way to the far cone running around it in figure eight fashion on his way back around the outside of the middle cone and finally finishing back at the starting cone. Athletes are timed for this whole procedure. This drill is primarily used to determine a player's agility.” – Wikipedia
Maehl went undrafted by in 2011, but the Houston Texans signed him as an undrafted player. Presently, he is with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is used sparingly but has been in the league for five years.
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