Former Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs is one of the fastest players in this year’s draft class.
The 6-foot, 190-pound pass-catcher was a star for the Alabama offense over the past three years – even alongside elite receiver prospects Jerry Jeudy and DeVonta Smith. Ruggs caught 98 passes for 1,716 yards and two touchdowns over his three-year collegiate career.
Ruggs’ insane speed is without-a-doubt one of the traits NFL teams are drooling over. His burst off the line of scrimmage will be a major weapon when he takes the field in the league. But first comes the NFL Combine.
The former Alabama receiver is looking to make a splash in the 40-yard dash later this week. Ruggs has a goal to break the 40-yard dash combine record of 4.22 seconds, set by receiver John Ross. Will he be able to pull it off? He’s confident he’ll be able to do it:
"My goal is to be the fastest ever." – Henry Ruggs says he plans to break a 4.22 in the 40-yard dash pic.twitter.com/GGsEtl37rA
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 25, 2020
Given his incredible speed, breaking the combine’s 40-yard dash record doesn’t seem impossible for Ruggs.
The elite receiver prospect already ran a blazing 4.25 time at Alabama’s Junior Day in 2019. If he can shake just .4 or .5 seconds off that time, he’ll be in line to break the combine record.
Ruggs will have a chance to break the record this Thursday at the combine. Coverage will be provided on NFL Network.