John Ross Breaks the NFL Combine Record in the 40

By George Yarberry
EFN National Director
Published: 03/08/2017

John Ross from the University of Washington improved his draft stock at the NFL Combine. Ross ran an official 4.22 in the 40-yard dash, breaking Chris Johnson's old record of 4.26, set back in 2008. 

Ross has been a starter and standout for the Huskies since his freshman season. He finished his career earning 1st Team All-American honors and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. He helped lead Washington to a PAC-12 Championship and they made it to the national championship game against Alabama.

In 2016, Ross caught 81 passes for 1,150 receiving yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He was one touchdown reception shy of the Washington and PAC-12 single season record. 

Ross is projected to be a mid to late first round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

2017 NFL Combine Top 5 40-Yard Dash Times

1) John Ross (Washington) WR 4.22
2) Jalen Myrick (Minnesota) CB 4.28
3) Curtis Samuel (Ohio State) WR 4.31
4) Fabian Moreau (UCLA) CB 4.35
5) Marshon Lattimore (Ohio State) CB 4.36