Chris Johnsonâs 4.24-second 40-yard dash combine record has fallen, thanks to a blistering time from Washington receiver John Ross. Ross, who said at the podium heâd been timed with a 4.3 flat, delivered an unofficial 4.22 time during Saturdayâs drills in Indy.
His time was later confirmed as 4.22 when the official results were released:
One NFC team told NFLDraftScout.comâs Dane Brugler that they had unofficial times of 4.16 and 4.19 for the Washington receiver. 4.16!
Consider CJ2K impressed:
— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) March 4, 2017
NFL Network ran a simulcast featuring Johnsonâs time with a yellow bar indicating his progress (he ran at the RCA Dome so they canât bring in his actual run on television), and it appeared that he finished ahead of Ross when all was said and done. But with an official 4.22 on the books, Ross now etches his name into combine lore.
Ross actually cramped up following the run and wonât be running a second 40-yard dash, according to Kim Jones of NFL Network. Also, no, Ross will not be winning, because the wide receiver ran in Nike shoes.
He shouldnât have to worry about money, however, as he is now a likely top-20 pick. Ross was already slated to go in the first round if everything checked out with his medical history. Now heâs a very good bet to go in the first half of the round and potentially be the first wide receiver off the board.