Wide Receiver John Ross Runs Fastest 40 Time in Combine History/ Curtis Samuel Proving to Be the Most Physically Gifted Athlete in NFL DraftRead Now
Chris Johnson's longstanding NFL combine 40 time record stood for 10 years, and finally it has been broken. John Ross, the fastest man you never heard of, took down the record pulling off what was thought to be impossible. Johnson ran a 4.24 and Ross ran a 4.22, doesn't seem like much, but hey he's got the record now. I'm pretty sure Adidas owes him an island, which is funny since he broke the record in Nike's... Turns out he had to be wearing Adidas cleats to win the island, which is total bullshit, Adidas give this man his island. Players can't break the 40 time in trash shoes, so how can you expect them to do it in Adidas. To add insult to injury, immediately after he broke the record he pulled up with a leg injury. Now, it was probably just a pulled, muscle, nothing too serious, obviously something the scouts and GM's will keep an eye on though. It's pretty absurd that this guy was running so fast that he actually ran himself into an injury, should that be a concern for every team now looking at him, I don't think so, day one just teach him how to stretch properly and he'll be just fine. What John Ross did today was huge, not only did he break the most important combine record, he probably just secured himself a spot in the first round. Every GM is probably drooling over this kid right now, speed kills, and they know it. The players around the league certainly were drooling all over it too, all over twitter players from all around the league were showing love to John Ross. Before today John Ross was an after-thought in the draft, today he is hottest topic of draft discussions. Simply amazing.
Another player that showed up big time today at the combine was Curtis Samuel. Samuel was more of a star player in college than John Ross ever was, but Samuel doesn't necessarily have a set position. Samuel was a dual threat running back/wide receiver at Ohio State, the scary part is he's amazing at both. Seems like he's going to transfer to more of a slot receiver type in the NFL, whatever he does this kid is going to be a beast for whatever offense he is apart of. Samuel ran a 4.31 40, blazing fast speed, and unlike John Ross, Samuel has big time strength too. He put up 18 reps in the bench press, John Ross didn't even bother to participate, however Samuel finished top 5 among all the receivers that did, so he's certainly top of class all around as a physical specimen. I'm certain Curtis Samuel will be the way better NFL player, that's not to say John Ross won't be good, I just believe Samuel will be that elite. Remember just because you have a great 40 time doesn't mean you're a good receiver, remember Darius Heyward-Bey, he's the prime example of falling in love with 40 times.