Thursday late PM update: Welp, so much for records. The NFL announced Thornton’s official time was 4.28.
OFFICIAL 40 times:— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2022
Baylor WR Tyquan Thornton: 4.28
Ohio State WR Chris Olave: 4.39#NFLCombine
UPDATE: Tyquan Thornton ran an unofficial 4.21 40-yard dash on Thursday. If that holds up it will set a new record for any position, including wide receivers.
With the 2021-22 NFL season over, the next big NFL event we have is the NFL Draft. Prior to the draft, we have the NFL Combine where the best prospects from college football are invited to display their abilities in front of scouts, coaches, general managers, and even sometimes owners. Below we take a look at the fastest 40-yard dash times recorded by wide receivers in NFL Combine history and some guys who could maybe break the record this year.
Fastest 40-yard dash finishes by a WR
- John Ross III - 4.22 seconds
- Rondel Menendez - 4.24 seconds
- Jerome Mathis - 4.26 seconds
- Marquise Goodwin, Henry Ruggs III - 4.27 seconds
- Jacoby Ford, J.J. Nelson - 4.28 seconds