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NFL world reacts to Henry Ruggs falling short of combine record 40

Jesse Reed
Henry Ruggs NFL Draft
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Former Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs didn’t break the record, but he came close and looked like he wasn’t even trying on Thursday at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.

John Ross holds the all-time record for 40 time at the combine, having run it in 4.22 seconds back in 2017. Ruggs put up 4.28 seconds on his first attempt. And he made it look so, so easy.

Ruggs was slightly slower, at 4.31 seconds, on his second run. Though, it must be said that people watching live had him going even faster.

Here’s a look at Ruggs and Ross in a simulcam view.

So close.

Even without breaking the record, Ruggs broke social media with his speed.