Henry Ruggs III clocks unofficial 4.28 40 time at NFL Combine
Henry Ruggs III entered the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis Thursday amid hype that he could break the record for the fastest 40-yard dash time among wide receivers. He didn’t quite live up to the billing.
Ruggs ran an unofficial 4.28 40 on his first attempt and a 4.31 40 on his second run. That placed him tied for fifth among wide receivers since 2003 and tied for seventh among all players all time.
Fastest #NFLCombine 40 Times
John Ross 4.22
Rondel Menendez 4.24
Chris Johnson 4.24
Jerome Mathis 4.26
Dri Archer 4.26
Marquise Goodwin 4.27
Henry Ruggs III 4.28
Champ Bailey 4.28
Jacoby Ford 4.28
Jalen Myrick 4.28
J. J. Nelson 4.28
DeMarcus Van Dyke 4.28 pic.twitter.com/5i51xBa6r2
— Wager Street (@WagerStreet) February 28, 2020
Ruggs also posted impressive stats in the vertical and broad jump.
With his attempt at the 40-yard dash still upcoming, #Alabama’s Henry @__RUGGS III has already tied for the 2nd-best vertical jump (42 inches) & fourth-best broad jump (10-foot-11/131 inches) among this year’s WR class at the #NFLCombine.
— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) February 28, 2020
Ruggs decided to come out for the draft after his junior season at Alabama. The former Crimson Tide wide receiver had 98 catches for 1,716 yards and 24 touchdowns during his college career.
Between Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy and Devonta Smith, Alabama had a pretty incredible trio of receivers. Jeudy joined Ruggs in the draft, while Smith decided to return for his senior season.