Washington WR John Ross is the fastest player in National Football League combine history

Mar 07, 2017, 00:33
Washington WR John Ross is the fastest player in National Football League combine history

So, John Ross may not be the new owner of his own island.

Despite suffering a calf injury during the drill, former University of Washington wide receiver John Ross broke the NFL Scouting Combine record in the 40-yard dash with a 4.22-second sprint at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The offer included the caveat that an island would be awarded "as soon as reasonably possible" or that the company could pay the prospect $1m instead.

Ross wore Nike shoes for the run.

He didn't seem to mind.

Ross, who told the NFL Network that he was dealing with cramps in his legs before he ran, pulled up lame after setting the record, proving that he wasn't lying.

But if you're wondering why some folks are calling Ross's run a "modern" record, now you know why.

Barkley ran a 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds at the Lions' winter workouts, according to the team.

Before the race, Ross said he hoped to break his previous best of 4.3 seconds.

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"It was great", he said.

A later round player I am getting excited about is NIU's Kenny Golladay.

"4.22! My goodness!" added Oakland quarterback Derek Carr.

Gibson's 40 time wasn't among the top 10 receivers, and he was slower than Penn State's Chris Godwin (4.41).

Seven years after Brown left Central Michigan and was a sixth-round pick by the Steelers, Davis will get his chance after finishing four years at Western Michigan. As much as 15-18 DBs could go within the 1 2 rounds alone. "I feel like could have run faster because I just cramped up and slowed toward the end". While I am still skeptical considering how good Jones did at the combine, it warrants a second look. "Especially me going through it once, I would never wish that on anyone". Those guys are not 6-foot tall and they are very productive. Ross and Jackson both have a similar build, Ross 5'10, 188 lbs., Jackson 5'10, 175 lbs.

In 2015, he tore his ACL in a spring practice and missed the entire season after having mediocre freshman and sophomore years, when he only accumulated 33 receptions and five touchdowns. He totaled 81 catches for 1,151 yards and an outstanding 17 touchdowns.