While Clemson’s Sammy Watkins will be the first receiver taken, he wasn’t the fastest on Sunday.
That honor belongs to Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks, who ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash to lead all receivers at the Scouting Combine.
Pittsburg State’s John Brown was the next man up with a 4.34, and they were the only two to break the 4.4 barrier, after times were adjusted back and the “official” times were tabulated.
“For me, I’m a playmaker,” Cooks said during his interviews Saturday. “I’m able to create plays from nothing. Be able to catch a 3-yard ball, I’ll take it the distance. Those RAC yards, yards after the catch.
“Speed kills and I feel like that’s what I’m going to bring to the game.”
While he didn’t reach 4.24-second record of Titans running back Chris Johnson as the fastest in combine history, Cooks might have solidified a spot in the first round with his performance.