VIDEO: Alabama WR Henry Ruggs Wants to Break John Ross' Combine 40-Yard Dash Record and We Bet He Can

Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs is eyeing a 4.21 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.
Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs is eyeing a 4.21 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.

Chris Johnson's 4.24 40-yard dash time seemed like it was never going to fall until former Washington wide receiver John Ross shattered it with a 4.22 time in 2017. Every speed demon from the college ranks is taking aim at that now, with Alabama's Henry Ruggs viewed as the most likely candidate to break that record. Ruggs himself has 4.22 right in his crosshairs, and he thinks that Ross' record is going to fall in Indianapolis this week.

If anyone here can do it, he's certainly one of the favorites. Ruggs had just 100 total touches during his career in Alabama, but 25 of them went for touchdowns, showcasing his ability to make big plays happen down the field.

Ruggs is more than just a burner, as his big hands, crisp routes and ball-tracking skills downfield make him a complete receiver.

While Ross has yet to translate his speed into pro success, he will forever remain Combine royalty for his immortal 40-yard dash time. Ruggs, along with TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor and a handful of others, have legit chances at hitting 4.21.