When John Ross ran his 40-yard dash in just 4.22 seconds and broke the NFL Scouting Combine record, you could say he ran his way into the top 10 of the 2017 NFL Draft when the Bengalsused the ninth-overall selection on him just weeks later.
However, the previous record holder has his doubts about whether or not Ross actually beat his time.
Former Titans running back Chris Johnson originally set the record that Ross beat back in 2008 when he ran the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.24 seconds. Similar to Ross, Johnson’s draft stock rose accordingly and he eventually became a first-round pick as well.
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