Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

John Ross Breaks 40-Yard Dash Record

John Ross Breaks 40-Yard Dash Record John Ross Breaks 40-Yard Dash Record
Kristopher Love | 05 March, 2017, 00:28

Chris Johnson held the previous combine record at 4.24, set in 2008.

The Jets have the No. 6 pick in the first round, a spot that is likely much too high for the Vikings to reach considering their first selection is in the second round (No. 48 overall). But I'm definitely going to try. "So I just used it the best I can".

He then added, "Under 4.3".

For comparison purposes, Paul Richardson of Colorado ran a 4.40 at the 2014 NFL Comnine.

NFL Network's Michael Irvin asked Ross why he didn't go for the island. This isn't a flawless side-by-side, as Johnson ran his in a different venue, but in this video, it appears Ross falls just short of Johnson. Other scouts had the run at 4.16, 4.18 and 4.19.

The problem? Ross was wearing Nike shoes, and, of course, wearing Adidas was a requirement in the fine print - specifically, the 2017 adizero 5-Star 40 cleats.

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"According to Rotoworld's Josh Norris, Ross' tally of 11'1" was tied for the fifth-best mark among receivers at the combine dating back to 2003.

Finally, we may have a new record thanks to former Washington receiver John Ross.

Ross was already graded as a first-round prospect by most measures, but this makes him all the more intriguing.

So there has been a lot of talk this week about the Titans potentially trading for Saints WR Brandin Cooks. His 4.22 speed was on display every Saturday and isn't the product of a track guy opening eyes at the underwear Olympics.

But he's not anxious about getting physical.

With pro days still to come, Watson and Trubisky will continue to be examined under a microscope as they attempt to sway teams that their talents are worthy of a top selection when the draft gets underway on April 27.

"It is all in the work throughout the week the preparation", Ross said.

Ross caught 81 passes, 17 for touchdowns, at Washington last season.