Thursday late PM update: The NFL announced Olave’s official time was 4.39.
OFFICIAL 40 times:— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2022
Baylor WR Tyquan Thornton: 4.28
Ohio State WR Chris Olave: 4.39#NFLCombine
NFL Draft prospect Chris Olave ran the 40-yard dash at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine... and he did it very quickly. The Ohio State wide receiver’s first 40-yard dash attempt came in at a blazing 4.26 seconds (unofficial).
Should Olave’s 4.26 second time become official, he’d officially tie Jerome Mathis and Dri Archer for the third-fastest 40-yard dash finish in NFL Combine history. John Ross III set the record of 4.22 seconds back in 2017.
Olave had already been tagged as a first-round prospect ahead of his NFL Combine performance, and it’s worth noting that he’s done absolutely nothing to hurt his stock in Indy. The OSU wideout measured in at 6’ 3/8” and 187 pounds with 9 1/2” hands.