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Huskies receiver John Ross breaks NFL Scouting Combine record in the 40

NFL: Combine Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

UW Huskies receiver John Ross was expected to challenge Chris Johnson’s combine record of a 4.24 forty-yard dash on Saturday, and he did not disappoint. Well, I guess maybe he disappointed Johnson.

Ross ran an unofficial 4.22. (Since confirmed as official)

Starring for the Huskies last season, Ross hauled in 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns, propelling them to a shot at the national championship and deserving much credit for quarterback Jake Browning’s Heisman-worthy campaign. He also scored one rushing touchdown and one kickoff return touchdown. Ross tore his ACL in the spring of 2015, causing him to miss his junior season.

There’s no doubt that Ross is a first round talent and this performance keeps him in the conversation as the first receiver off the board. Western Michigan’s Corey Davis and Clemson’s Mike Williams, also in that conversation, did not run. Davis will not run at all before the draft as he is recovering from ankle surgery.

The Seattle Seahawks would absolutely be interested in Ross if he were available at 26, but Saturday’s show means that he might not make it out of the top 12. I can’t think of many teams that couldn’t use John Ross.