ASU’s Kellen Diesch runs fastest 40 time of any OL at NFL Combine
Mar 4, 2022, 5:36 PM | Updated: 9:13 pm
Former Arizona State Sun Devils offensive lineman Kellen Diesch is quick.
But how fast is he exactly?
Well, he’s officially the fastest OL at the 2022 NFL Combine having run a 4.89-second 40-yard dash on Friday.
.@ASUFootball OT Kellen Diesch crushed it with a 4.92u, fastest of the OLs so far.
— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2022
In fact, Diesch was the only offensive lineman to finish with a 40 time of under 4.9 seconds.
That feat and speed are pretty remarkable considering he stands at 6-foot-7 and weighs 301 pounds.
Only Taylor Lewan has run a faster 40-yard dash (4.87 in 2003) as a player measuring taller than 6-foot-7 and 300-plus pounds in combine history.
Diesch is currently ranked No. 73 on Pro Football Focus’ 2022 NFL Draft big board.
Diesch was one of the highest-graded Power Five tackles in the country this past season and didn’t lose much pass protection, as he allowed multiple pressures only once last season and allowed all of seven all year long.
To compare his athletic ability to former teammate Dohnovan West, the former Sun Devils center ran his 40-yard dash in 5.28 seconds.
Former Arizona State tight end Curtis Hodges was clocked at 4.89 on Thursday.
Another former Sun Devil in Rachaad White will be running his 40-yard dash later on Friday when the running back group goes.