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Tom Oates: For ex-Badgers Jonathan Taylor and Quintez Cephus, it's a tale of two 40 times

Since the NFL has decreed that, coronavirus or no coronavirus, the annual draft of college players must go on in April, it is both interesting and instructional to look at the predraft experiences of the top two playmakers for the University of Wisconsin last season.

Call it a tale of two 40s.

When running back Jonathan Taylor and wide receiver Quintez Cephus ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine at Indianapolis in February, both caught the attention of NFL scouts, Taylor in a positive way after his time was the fastest among the 28 backs, Cephus in a negative way after he was the slowest of the 45 receivers who ran that day.