Henry Ruggs III just misses 40-yard dash record, suffers injury at NFL Combine

Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III ran a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, and he was not happy about it. 

That means former Washington receiver John Ross still has the record at 4.22, which he set in 2017. 

Ruggs, who ran a 4.31 on his second attempt, will have to settle for one of the 10 best official times in NFL Combine history. It’s among the fastest times by a receiver along with Ross, Jerome Mathis (4.26) and Marquise Goodwin (4.27).

Ruggs suffered an undisclosed injury on the second run. 

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He false-started on his first attempt before running what was initially timed a 4.28 40. He looked visibly upset afterward. 

Ruggs still increased his draft stock with the strong performance. He averaged 17.5 yards per catch with 24 touchdowns as a home-run threat for the Crimson Tide the last three seasons, and he is projected to be a first-round pick in Sporting News’ latest mock draft. 

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