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NFL Combine Results: John Ross breaks 40-yard dash record

Ross probably isn’t a consideration for the Giants, but ...

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John Ross run the fastest 40-yard dash in NFL Combine history.
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Odds are the New York Giants won’t be selecting a wide receiver in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. If they were, though, John Ross would have to get consideration after breaking the NFL Combine record by running a 4.22 in the 40-yard dash.

The previous record was a 4.24 run by running back Chris Johnson.

Ross is the 19th-ranked prospect on the CBS Sports Big Board. He was also ranked No. 19 on the Big Blue View Big Board.

Ross did not run a second 40 as his calves apparently tightened after the first one.

The Giants could certainly use a vertical threat, but they are expected to seek a bigger wide receiver, a pass-catching tight end or both instead of another smallish wide receiver. They have been connected to a number of the tight ends in the 2017 Draft class.

Still ... 4.22! That’s gotta get your attention.

Yes, Ross probably made himself some money Saturday.