Ross' unofficial time was a 4.22, which would break the record previously held by Chris Johnson, who recorded a 4.24.
Ross, who caught 81 passes for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Huskies in 2016, had predicted earlier in the week the would run close to a 4.3 second time.
One of his claims to fame is having the fastest official 40-yard dash in National Football League combine history at 4.24 seconds.
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He didn't get anywhere there, either. "It's under lock and key, and we're not allowed to have a copy of it". Out they came about 30 seconds afterward.
Washington receiver John Ross is a fast man without an island.
The problem? Ross was wearing Nike shoes, and, of course, wearing Adidas was a requirement in the fine print - specifically, the 2017 adizero 5-Star 40 cleats. SiriusXM host Gil Brandt timed Ross at 4.25, but said a scout near him registered a 4.21 time. "I am going to try", Ross said.
Heading into the combine Ross was generally seen as a borderline first-round pick in mock drafts. "I feel like could have run faster because I just cramped up and slowed toward the end". "Before, I just figured, I am faster than this guy, I can just outrun this guy".
"Y'all, stop asking me what happened, for real", Foster said in a live Instagram video Saturday morning. But the fact is Ross was a solid prospect before he ran on Saturday. "I want to be top five in everything". "I wanted to use my speed to help me get better in different ways".