Clemson wide receiver Jacoby Ford ran so fast this morning I missed it.*
Ford is being credited with a 4.28 40-yard dash, the fastest time ever recorded by a wide receiver at the NFL Combine. The 4.28 second time is certainly impressive, but even more so is that some of the scouts on hand had Ford breaking the 4.20 mark...
His former football and track teammate, CJ Spiller, was similarly impressive only hours later. Spiller was credited with The NFL Network as having run an indentical 4.28 second 40-yard dash.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, however, there is no "official" time in the 40-yard dash. All that matters, of course, is that Ford and Spiller, as expected are very, very fast.
* I was one of the members of the media allowed to attend both the morning and afternoon throwing sessions inside the Combine. While we were there to witness the second group of wide receivers run the 40-yard dash, we were not inside during Ford's and the rest of group one's running of this drill.