And Ross broke the record in a pair of Nikes.
When asked if he believed he could break Chris Johnson’s Combine record of 4.24 set in 2008, Ross said: “I’m going to try. He did a great job at NIU making contested grabs and after a 4.5 second forty yard dash, 10 foot broad, 35.5” vertical and 4.15 second shuttle at his size, it is hard not to get excited about him as a late round option in this offense. The Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett ran a 4.40 at the combine two years ago. Over the past 30 years, the legend continued to grow until last year, when Jackson (kind of) debunked it.
To that end, Twitter was filled with those saying some scouts timed his run as low as 4.16.
Ross will only run routes at the Huskies’ pro day on Saturday before undergoing shoulder surgery next week.
Jackson explained the exactly what happened during a February 2016 appearance on ESPN.
“I’m definitely going to go for it”, Ross said. “He’s been doing it for a little bit longer”.
Jackson didn’t want to miss track practice, but he liked his coach, so he chose to run a 40.
“I went to a small school and you finally get to put yourself on the same stage as these big names”, said Porter.
But Ross said he’s not anxious about his size, and cited small, quick receivers like DeSean Jackson – one of his mentors – who have made a living torching slower defensive backs. After the door was opened, that’s when history supposedly happened. These players are the cream of the crop, hoping to boost their draft stock. I don’t think he drops too far, but this could very well be enough to drop him out of the top ten. According to Fox 4 in Dallas, free-agent defensive lineman and noted bad boy Greg Hardy struck a plea deal on cocaine charges and was given two years probation instead of jail time … All that record-breaking 40 time does is show evaluators that he’s even faster than he appears on film.
“I really can’t swim that well”, he told NFL Network’s Michael Irvin on the air.
Officially, Watson’s time was 4.66, while Trubisky’s was 4.67.
Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, who has been projected by many National Football League draft analysts as a top-10 pick next month, has apologized to National Football League teams for an ugly incident that resulted in his dismissal from the scouting combine this week in Indianapolis. If he hadn’t, we probably would’ve seen him crack the 4.1’s.