There were still thoughts that he might be a tight end long-term. Then Claypool went out, ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash, showed off a 40.5-inch vertical leap and put those thoughts to bed.
Justin Jefferson ran an official 4.43 40-yard dash at the 2020 NFL combine. Jefferson's 40 time was the ninth fastest for wide receivers at the 2020 combine.
DK Metcalf's 40 time of 4.68 seconds out of high school was nothing to write home about. It's not slow. It's not blazing fast.
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver
But at the West Alabama Pro Day, multiple scouts clocked HIll at a 4.29 40-yard dash.
That's because Bolt casually posted a time of 4.22 seconds to level the greatest ever 40-yard dash time recorded by an NFL athlete, which was clocked by John Ross during the 2017 NFL Combine.
Brandin Cooks running the 40-yard dash in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.
Metcalf possesses a competitive fire rivaled by few in the NFL, and he is always looking for ways to prove himself and assert his dominance in certain aspects. This time, he boldly stated in an interview that he is faster than Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. ran an unofficial 4.31 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Walter Football projects Harry's 40-yard time at 4.57 seconds, which would be about on par with what we've come to expect from wide receivers with a similar build. 89 wide receivers standing at least 6-foot-4 and weighing 200-plus pounds have ran the 40-yard dash at the combine since 2000.
Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jerry Jeudy runs unofficial 4.46 second 40-yard dash at 2020 combine.
What is Kyler Murray's 40 Time? According to a report by the Oklahoman, Murray reportedly ran a hand-timed 4.38-second 40-yard dash during spring practices back in 2017. What's even scarier is that the young quarterback wasn't 100 percent healthy when coaches timed him back then.
Although the position continues to gain athleticism as the years pass, the fastest 40-yard dash by a quarterback at the NFL Combine was recorded in 2001. Michael Vick posted a ridiculous 4.33 40-yard dash out of Virginia Tech. That's one of the fastest times in Combine history, regardless of position.
Diggs went on to be one of the biggest steals of the draft as he evolved into one of the best players in the league. His incredible play in the NFL has many fans wondering what Stefon Diggs' 40 time is. Stefon Diggs ran an official 40 time of 4.46 seconds at the 2015 NFL combine.
Neither of the speedsters have an official 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine. Moss recorded a hand-timed 4.25 in 1998, a year before the league started using laser timers.
His top speed of 22.6 mph came against the Minnesota Vikings in 2019, when Hill was on the Kansas City Chiefs. When it comes to 40 times, Hill has the advantage. Hill ran a 4.29 in the 40-yard-dash, while Metcalf ran a 4.33.
Drafted in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jaylen Waddle is all about speed. Possessing an unofficial 40-yard-dash time of 4.37 seconds, the Miami Dolphins targeted Waddle at the top of the draft primarily due to the explosiveness he would add to their offense.
When Todd Gurley was coming out of Georgia in 2015, he was 20 years old and he ran a 4.52 in the 40-yard dash at 6'1, 222 lbs.
With the NFL Draft Combine playing in the Miami Heat locker room, LeBron James was asked what he could run a 40-yard dash in. His answer: 4.6 seconds.