Khalfani Muhammad competes in 40-yard dash competition

BERKELEY, CA - OCTOBER 21: Khalfani Muhammad #29 of the California Golden Bears runs with the ball against the Oregon Ducks at California Memorial Stadium on October 21, 2016 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - OCTOBER 21: Khalfani Muhammad #29 of the California Golden Bears runs with the ball against the Oregon Ducks at California Memorial Stadium on October 21, 2016 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos running back Khalfani Muhammad competed in a 40-yard dash competition with a $1 million grand prize.

Denver Broncos running back Khalfani Muhammad is somewhat of an unknown to his (relatively) new fan base.

Muhammad joined the Broncos practice squad last season and was signed to a reserve/futures deal in the offseason, but has yet to really put himself on the map for Denver fans.

I’m not sure how much you know about Khalfani Muhammad, but the dude is fast.

Like, really fast.

Prior to the 2017 NFL Draft, he ran a 4.34 40-yard dash…in the rain.

Muhammad has the elite trait you can’t teach — big-time speed. He didn’t have elite production in college, however, but he had his share of big plays.

He just recently competed against other very fast current and former NFL players in a 40-yard dash contest with a $1 million prize.

Muhammad moved on to the final four against Marquise Goodwin, and was ultimately knocked out in that round.

I don’t know who David Furones is, but ‘smoking’ is a bit excessive here. It looks to me like Muhammad gets a slower start out of the blocks, but makes a really nice comeback near the end and actually closes in on Goodwin.

Goodwin is undoubtedly one of the fastest players in the NFL today. He qualified for the 2012 Olympics while he was with the Texas Longhorns. He ran a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash coming out.

This event certainly puts Muhammad back on the map. The Broncos have their top three running backs set, but he could potentially factor himself in if he can put this speed to use on the football field.

Muhammad was once a seventh-round pick of the Tennessee Titans out of Cal.

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He’s not exactly like Phillip Lindsay, obviously, but physically and athletically, they are actually quite similar.

It will be fun to see his blazing speed on display at training camp and in preseason play.