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john ross taking aim at nfl combine 40-yard dash record saturday

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john ross taking aim at nfl combine 40-yard dash record saturday

washington receiver john ross will take his shot at breaking the record for the 40-yard dash at the nfl combine saturday.former washington standout receiver john ross said he thinks he passed one big test in the early stages of the nfl combine, showing teams they have nothing to worry about when it comes to a right knee injury that caused him to miss the 2015 season.“it went good,’’ he said of his physical. “knees are stable, didn’t hear noting negative.’’now to take on one large challenge — attempting to break the combine’s record in the 40-yard dash of 4.24 set by current arizona running back chris johnson in 2008.“i’m going to try,’’ said ross, who with the rest of the receivers here will be timed on saturday. “i don’t want to say too much (that) i’m just everything. but i’m definitely going to try. i’m definitely going to go for it.’’most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.ross’ best time in the 40 is 4.25 at the husky spring combine last march, which is plenty fast enough and one reason he has been racing up mock drafts in recent weeks, some saying he could be taken in the top half of the first round. nfl network draft analyst mike mayock called ross the best vertical threat available in the draft.ross didn’t shy away from that assessment friday when asked to compare himself to the other two receivers he is generally considered on par with as likely first-rounders — corey davis of western michigan and mike w...