The former Tigers star posted a time of 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash before showing off an astounding 41-inch vertical leap and 11-foot broad jump. Chase also ran a 7.00 second three-cone drill to cap off the day.
The workout was a stark reminder why the former LSU wideout is one of the top-ranked pass-catchers in this year’s NFL Draft. Even after opting out of the 2020 season, Chase looks ready to make the move to the pros.
All that’s left to do now is wait and see where the chips fall at the draft in late-April. If it were up to Chase, a reunion with Joe Burrow in Cincinnati might be on the menu.
The Bengals hold the No. 5 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft and are sorely in need of receiving help. Considering Burrow’s connection with Chase at LSU, the choice seems like a natural conclusion.
“If we go back together, we will try to do nothing but get back our chemistry and have some more fun,” Chase said about the possibility of re-uniting with Burrow in Cincinnati.
LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase says he has spoken to the #Bengals, who are picking at No. 5. On the possibility of reuniting with Joe Burrow: "If we go back together, we will try to do nothing but get back our chemistry and have some more fun." pic.twitter.com/IandvhjxM9
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 31, 2021
Back in late-January, Burrow expressed his own interest in getting Chase on the Bengals. A more recent report said that the young quarterback is “stumping” to reunite with his former teammate.
“I’d love to play with Ja’Marr,” Burrow said, via SB Nation’s Cincy Jungle. “He’s a great player—we’re still in contact all the time, we talk every now and then. He’s a great dude and a great player. I’d love to have him on the team.”
Chase had 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns with Burrow at the helm in Baton Rouge in 2019. If the duo could get together again, there’s no telling what they could accomplish on the Bengals.