John Ross posts unofficial 4.22-second 40-yard dash at National Football League combine

Washington wide receiver John Ross set the Lucas Oil Stadium turf ablaze Saturday with an unofficial 40 time of 4.22 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

If the Bears are looking to add speed to their receiver group from this year's National Football League draft, they may want to take a long, hard look at Washington pass-catcher John Ross. Michael Irvin of NFL Network says Ross is merely suffering from cramps, and that he may still run a second time. We will have to wait for the official time to see if Ross broke Johnson's record.

Ross caught 81 passes for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Huskies coming off a torn ACL during the 2016 season. Adidas has four islands available, and the company picks the island to award, if there's a victor. Ross was wearing Nike cleats.

Ross already was regarded as a likely first-rounder, with his speed one of his main attributes, and the record-setting time will obviously only enhance his status. Records for some of the early combines are often sketchy and electronic timing was adopted in 1999.

  • Larry Hoffman