LSU’s Justin Jefferson boosts draft stock with blazing 40 time at scouting combine

By Jesse Reed
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former LSU receiver Justin Jefferson opened a lot of eyes on Thursday running an unofficial 4.44-second 40-yard dash that certainly helps his draft stock.

Here’s Jefferson blazing the track on his first attempt.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shared that NFL draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah called it the most important 40 time of the day.

Jefferson shined for the Tigers this past college football season and was one of the most prominent weapons for Joe Burrow in the passing game. He’s an after-the-catch monster who racked up 111 catches for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Having put his speed on display, Jefferson has pushed himself into the first round conversation and could be highly coveted by teams already in contention come draft day.