John Ross is as smooth as one of his go routes. As polished as last month’s 4.22-second 40-yard dash that makes him the fastest man to ever run at the NFL scouting combine. Ross had all the moves Friday at Paul Brown Stadium when the Washington wide receiver was officially installed as the Bengals No. 1 pick.
Leave it to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to sum up the drafting of Washington wide receiver John Ross with the ninth pick. “When you have the fastest player in the league,” Dalton said, “it’s going to be hard for that safety not to cheat.”
John Ross’ life changed in 4.22 seconds. That was the Bengals rookie wide receiver’s time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, breaking the record of 4.24 seconds set by Chris Johnson in 2008.