Henry Ruggs runs the 40 in 4.27 seconds

AP

Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs was the betting favorite to run the fastest 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. His official number will be hard to beat.

Ruggs ran a 4.27 on Thursday night in Indianapolis. It was the fastest 40 on the first of four nights of workouts.

Via Kimberly Jones of NFL.com, Ruggs missed some of the receiver drills with a bag of ice on his right thigh. He said he’ll be ready to perform all drills at the Alabama Pro Day next month.

Ruggs’ official time comes in only 0.05 seconds behind the all-time fastest 40, clocked by Bengals receiver John Ross in 2017. That display contributed to Cincinnati’s decision to make Ross the ninth pick in his draft, the last player selected before the Chiefs traded up to No. 10 to select Patrick Mahomes.

16 responses to “Henry Ruggs runs the 40 in 4.27 seconds

  1. And like that, the Bengals got the fastest receiver and were the fastest to last! Just because your fast doesn’t mean good things… they’d been better off drafting Mahomes!

  2. Has the speed but needs to correct over on that of in his routes to receive there. And he will be elite when he does that.

  3. wtf cares about cincy picking ross before mahomes. besides the fact he wasnt expected to be as good as he is, he wouldve ended up being between trash and average on many other teams. mahomes ended up in the perfect situation for him. got to sit and learn behind a very experienced qb instead of getting thrown to the wolves. started out with a great line, instead of getting destroyed all season behind the typical garbage most high drafted qbs start with. was given a bunch of weapons to work with with talented rbs,wrs, and te. most quarterbacks would look great there. if hes in Miami or Arizona, hes probly a middle of the pack qb and fans are crying that he was a bad pick.

  4. He probably won’t fall to the Eagles but he sounds like exactly what the Eagles need at WR.

    I am still trying to figure out why the Eagles drafted JJAW over Metcalf last year. Every single measurable had Metcalf beating JJAW badly going into the draft.

    The Eagles will probably just draft a safety anyway and trot out the same broken down WRs minus Agholar as last year. It is totally unacceptable that the Eagles have had no healthy/productive WRs for 2 years in a row.

    Even the most optimistic time table has Jeffery missing all of training camp and DJax is as likely to suffer a season ending injury in the huddle of game one of the season as running a route. Jackson has missed 29 games over the last 5 years. JJAW is only guaranteed to make the roster because he’s a 2nd round pick. If he was a 6th round pick he would probably be a long shot to make the 2020 roster.

    Jeffery and DJax both have contracts that are hard to trade and the Eagles are likely to suffer the same fate as last year where they are paying $25 mill for WRs not on the field or ineffective when they are.

  5. Man most of these burners can’t catch, the only 2 really that I’ve seen is Hill, Hilton and Hollywood Brown.

  6. rickfol says:
    February 28, 2020 at 8:34 am
    Picking the fastest player doesn’t mean anything. Ask the Bungles how they feel about Ross!

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    Chris Johnson was the fastest player, he had a really good career. Ross just isn’t a good receiver. Picking him 9th made absolutely no sense…but it’s the Bungles, what do you expect?

  7. C. M. says:
    February 28, 2020 at 8:55 am
    Man most of these burners can’t catch, the only 2 really that I’ve seen is Hill, Hilton and Hollywood Brown.
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    Child please!!….Bullet Bob Hayes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Justin Jefferson ran a 4.44 and has far better all around skills as a WR than Ruggs. 4.44 is plenty fast enough.

    Jefferson would like nice in Green and Gold.☝

  9. dean7979 says:
    February 28, 2020 at 8:08 am
    wtf cares about cincy picking ross before mahomes. besides the fact he wasnt expected to be as good as he is, he wouldve ended up being between trash and average on many other teams. mahomes ended up in the perfect situation for him. got to sit and learn behind a very experienced qb instead of getting thrown to the wolves. started out with a great line, instead of getting destroyed all season behind the typical garbage most high drafted qbs start with. was given a bunch of weapons to work with with talented rbs,wrs, and te. most quarterbacks would look great there. if hes in Miami or Arizona, hes probly a middle of the pack qb and fans are crying that he was a bad pick.

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    I really do not think readers understood this guys inane comment.

    If all it took for an average qb to sit for one year to be a great one then everyone would be doing it and there would be many more great qbs.yes sitting and learning helped Pat tremendously but for you to think that if he didn’t that he’d be middling or a bust is one of the more short sided comments I’ve read here in a long time. Would he have had the resume he has now ? No but he’d be far from a terrible quarterback. It’s not just sitting behind Alex Smith and having Reid there that made him great , it helped but it takes more than that to go for 50 touchdowns and 5000 plus yards your first year starting and then win a Superbowl the second year. He’s a generational talent . Did anyone think he’d be like this , NO, but folks really didn’t think he’d be terrible pre draft as you put it. He went 10 , picked before Watson for a reason.

  10. Jesus that time is blazing fast, thinking of the on field potential of Ruggs is mind bloggling. Ruggs isn’t like a lot of speedsters who come out running 4.2’s as a lot have questionable hands, Ruggs has elite hands that are one of the best parts of his game as he doesn’t drop passes and while he isnt the best route runner in this class he still is a good route runner. Ruggs is going to be a big time play maker from day 1 & is going to be very hard to cover/stay with taking the top off of defenses with ease.

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