John Ross Breaks 40-Yard Dash Record At NFL Combine

ATLANTA GA- DECEMBER 31 Washington Huskies wide receiver John Ross during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between the Washington Huskies and the Alabama Crimson Tide

That broke National Football League running back Chris Johnson's 2008 time of 4.24 seconds.

"I feel like I could have run faster", Ross told the NFL Network. "I'm going to give it my best".

John Ross just ran a 4.22 40.

John Ross ran a record 4.22 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine Saturday. "So, you know, I had to run in the Nikes".

Ross ran an unofficial time of 4.22 which is easily the fastest of all wideouts at the Combine. SiriusXM host Gil Brandt timed Ross at 4.25, but said a scout near him registered a 4.21 time. The NFL is a speed-driven league and when a player as rare as Ross comes around, his draft value naturally goes up. All is well that ends well: Nike signed Ross to a contract shortly after his record sprint.


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"I think my speed, I think there's a difference in speed (between me and the other receivers)", said Ross, who has met with the Titans, and a bunch of other teams here this week.

This year, it was property, as the shoe company was offering to buy a private island for anyone who could break Johnson's mark in 2017. "Before, I just figured, I am faster than this guy, I can just outrun this guy".

"But", Ross said with a grin and a shrug, "I'm thankful". The insane thing is, Ross was cramping before his run and his labrum is torn.

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