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NFL Combine Odds: Will John Ross 40-Yard Dash record be broken?

Will John Ross 40-Yard Dash record be broken at this year's NFL Combine? There are a few players who have the potential to break it. Read on to find out the NFL Combine odds of if John Ross's 40-Yard Dash record will be broken.
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NFL Combine Odds: Will John Ross 40-Yard Dash record be broken?

Will John Ross 40-Yard Dash record be broken? 

Odds +400 -650

As the odds suggest, chances are John Ross' 2017 40-yard time of 4.22 seconds won't be broken this year, with a -650 price (implied probability 86.67 percent) on the "no." While Ross had a productive collegiate career at Washington, he catapulted into the top 10 in the '17 thanks in large part to his record time. Who will be this year's biggest rise via their 40-time? 

There are certainly some speedsters who could make things interesting and boost their draft stock in the process. Texas A&M's Devon Achane ran a 6.63 second 60 meter for the Aggies' track team last year and appears to be the biggest threat to challenge Ross' record. 

Then there's Cincinnati WR Tyler Scott, who ran a 4.29 40 last spring. Scott, alongside fellow WRs Derius Davis (TCU) and Jalin Hyatt (Tennessee), are the top contenders to run the fastest 40 times in their position group. 

So, should you bet on Ross' 4.22 40-yard dash record to be topped? 

While a +400 payday on the "yes" cashing is enticing, it's unlikely anyone ends up breaking Ross' record this year. We also wouldn't lay -650 to bet against any of these speedsters, so we'd pass on betting this prop and focus our attention on the over/under for the fastest 40-time. 

NFL Combine Odds: 40-Yard Dash Odds

nullOver 4.275 seconds Under 4.275 seconds 
Odds -120 -110

With Scott running a 4.29 40 time last spring, he's certainly capable of running a sub-4.275 40 at the combine. Davis could also run a sub 4.275 40, as he was clocked with an in-game speed of 22.7 MPH, according to Reel Analytics. 

East Carolina RB Keaton Mitchell and Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs weren't far behind Davis' top speed, so both RBs are also in the conversation to run a sub 4.275. 

Last year, WRs Tyquan Thornton and Chris Olave both ran unofficial sub 4.275 40's, but their official times came in higher with Olave clocking in with a 4.39 and Thornton a 4.28.  

There aren't many who would enjoy wagering on OVER 4.275 seconds while sweating out each player's 40 times, and we're not one of them. We'll take our chances on either Davis, Scott, Achane, or Gibbs running a sub 4.275, so give us the UNDER! 

Top 11 fastest 40-yard dash runs

Since 2013, only 11 players have run a sub 4.30 second 40-yard-dash. They comprise of six wide receivers, three cornerbacks and two running backs. Last year, these were the 17 fastest college football players.  

Who will make the list this year? Will John Ross' record be broken? Check out who tops the charts as the fastest 40-yard dashes at the NFL Combine: 

Top 11 Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times

  1. John Ross, WR, Washington - 4.22 seconds 
  2. Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina - 4.24 seconds 
  3. Dri Archer, RB, Kent State - 4.26 seconds 
  4. Jerome Mathis, WR, Hampton - 4.26 seconds 
  5. Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas - 4.27 seconds 
  6. Stanford Routt, CB, Houston - 4.27 seconds 
  7. Tyrone Calico, WR, Middle Tennessee - 4.27 seconds 
  8. Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota - 4.28 seconds 
  9. J.J. Nelson, WR, UAB - 4.28 seconds 
  10. Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson - 4.28 seconds 
  11. Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska - 4.29 seconds 

Predicting the Fastest 40 Times at the 2024 NFL Combine 

This year's combine features several speed demons who could put up blazing times at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here are four players expected to be among the fastest at their position: 

WR Anthony Gould, Oregon State 

At 5'8" and 172 pounds, Anthony Gould lacks ideal size but makes up for it with game-breaking speed. Gould was a top return man for the Beavers and posted elite prep times in the 100m dash, including a wind-aided 10.49. His explosiveness out of breaks and long speed could result in a sub 4.30 time. 

WR Xavier Worthy, Texas 

One of the most highly touted receivers in the 2024 class, Worthy regularly torched Big 12 defenses over the past three seasons. He has a lightning-quick first step and elite acceleration to pair with his long speed. Worthy should comfortably dip below 4.30 seconds. 

S Tyler Owens, Texas Tech 

A former track star, Owens has the wheels to be the fastest defensive back in Indy. He ran the 100m in 10.29 seconds in high school and was clocked above 23 mph during college games. With added strength training, Owens could challenge recent fast times by DBs. 

WR Roman Wilson, Michigan 

Underutilized at Michigan, Wilson could see his stock soar if he runs as expected. Zebra Technology tracked him over 20 mph at the Senior Bowl. With a 4.37 forty time in high school, Wilson looks primed to break into the 4.3's after years of Big Ten conditioning. 

Other speedsters like WR Jalin Hyatt of Tennessee, CB DJ Turner of Michigan, and RB Jahmyr Gibbs of Alabama will also look to put up blazing times.  



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