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.
OH. MY. GOODNESS.— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2017
JOHN ROSS!!!! @UW_Football WR @WatchJRoss runs 4.22u 40-yard dash.
(cc: @chrisjohnson28) https://t.co/kkeUVDIMeQ
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.
GMs to John Ross after that 4.22 40-yard dash #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/81S4IbzDEl— Dior (@DiorNFLPA) March 4, 2017