Justin Jefferson is near the top of an impressive 2020 wide receiver class, and his 40-yard dash time will only help as the former Joe Burrow target rises up draft boards. Jefferson's route-running ability was never in question, but his speed and perceived lack of separation was a point of contention among scouts. Key word there? Was.
That 4.44 won't break any records, but it does prove that Jefferson can outrun most NFL cornerbacks at will. With that impressive 40 time in tow, expect Jefferson to solidify his status as a first-round pick and then some as the drills continue.
Jefferson notched 111 catches for 1,540 yards in 2019, carrying LSU's receiving corps to a National Championship and even earning some cash from Odell Beckham, Jr. in the process. Next up? A handshake with Roger Goodell.