Even though Tyquan Thornton’s incredible 40-yard sprint time broke his NFL Combine record, Giants wide receiver John Ross was as thrilled.
Before John Ross surpassed Donte’ Stallworth’s NFL Combine record for the quickest 40-yard dash time in 2017, it stood for 15 years.
Ross’s record was only good for five years until it was (supposedly) broken.
Tyquan Thornton of Baylor performed an unofficial 40-yard dash in 4.21 seconds on Thursday. If that unofficial time holds true, Thornton will be crowned the fastest man in Combine history.
How did the former Washington star react?
Tyquan Thornton’s record-breaking 40-yard sprint prompts a response from John Ross
Ross handled it admirably, describing Thornton as a “blazer!”
Ross also had a message for those who were expecting a different answer on Twitter.
“You think I’d be furious if he broke it? I’m pleased for him lol honestly that’s fr!!” Ross sent out a tweet.
Yall crazy to think id be mad over him breaking it im happy for bro lol honestly that’s 🔥 fr!!
— Rohn Joss (@WatchJRoss) March 4, 2022
“They meant to be broken lol,” he went on to say to another user.
Ross was selected ninth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft due to his incredible speed. He went on to play with the Bengals, but he never lived up to the expectations that came with his selection. He only appeared in three games as a rookie and had his best season in 2019, with 506 yards on 28 receptions in eight games.
He signed a one-year deal with the Giants in 2021, and he caught 11 catches for 224 yards and one touchdown.
Thornton was a four-star talent in the 2018 class who played for Baylor for four years. With 948 yards and 10 touchdowns, his senior season was his best.
He hadn’t had much draft talk up until now, but you can guarantee that run has improved his stock. After all, 6-foot-3 receivers with a 4.21 40-yard dash don’t just appear out of nowhere.