John Ross stuns with record 40-yard time at NFL Combine

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John Ross stole the show at the NFL Combine on Saturday with a record-setting 40-yard dash time of 4.22 seconds.

Ross' blistering run saw him beat Chris Johnson's time of 4.24 seconds, which had represented the benchmark since 2008.

It probably did not surprise Washington Huskies fans. But for many college football fans who do not live on the West Coast, the wide receiver's speed provided a real eye-opener.

Despite an incredible 2016 season (81 receptions, 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns) that earned him Pac-12 Player of the Year honours, Ross is still an unknown to many fans, mainly because he had two uneventful years at Washington as a freshman and sophomore, then missed all of 2015 with an ACL tear before his breakout season last year.

 

Most mock drafts peg Ross as a late first-round to early second-round pick, although he likely moved up on some draft boards with that burst.

Speed is king in the NFL, and some teams are prone to overpay - or overdraft - for that commodity.