Chris Johnson congratulates John Ross on breaking NFL Combine 40-yard dash record

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 19: Wide receiver John Ross
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 19: Wide receiver John Ross /

University of Washington wide receiver John Ross broke the NFL Combine record for fastest 40-yard dash at 4.22 seconds, unofficially.

Chris Johnson’s record has finally fallen. The new time for the fastest 40-yard dash in NFL Combine history was made this year in Indianapolis by Washington wide receiver John Ross. You can watch both the performance and see Johnson’s response below.

Ross, a 5’11, 190 pound junior receiver, caught 81 passes last year for 1,150 yards and an incredible 17 touchdowns. This eye-popping performance was expected from Ross, cementing him as a certain first rounder as he competes with players like Mike Williams to be the top wideout taken.

Chris Johnson has held the record for nearly ten years, when in 2008 he broke the record trying to raise his draft stock as a player from Eastern Carolina.

Ross is a comparable talent to last year’s speedy sensation Will Fuller, per’s Lance Zierlein, a wide receiver taken by the Houston Texans in the first round. Fuller caught 47 passes for 635 yards and 2 touchdowns during his rookie campaign.