John Ross had a memorable 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine, as the former Washington wide receiver broke the record in the event.
Washington wide receiver John Ross broke former East Carolina star Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record on Saturday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior from Long Beach, CA, posted a 4.22 time, breaking the mark set by Johnson, who ran it in 4.24 back in 2008.
Johnson took notice.
— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) March 4, 2017
Ross posted that number on his first attempt, and he chose not to attempt a second run.
“I feel like I could’ve run faster,” Ross said afterward. “I cramped up at the end.”
Faster? Scary thought.
Western Michigan’s Corey Davis and Clemson’s Mike Williams, who are arguably the top two receivers in this draft, elected to skip running the 40 for different reasons. Meanwhile, Ross certainly helped out his draft stock with the dash because of his blazing straight-line speed. Making the run even more impressive is that he did it after having surgery on both knees and with a scheduled shoulder surgery on March 14.
Last season, Ross had 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns, helping the Huskies reach the College Football Playoff. Chris Petersen’s squad fell to Alabama in the Peach Bowl.
We’ll see where Ross goes in the NFL showcase event, as it takes place April 27-29 in Philadelphia.