John Ross no longer holds the 40-yard dash record at the NFL Scouting Combine he set in 2017. The 9th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft has been outdone by Xavier Glenn Worthy. John Ross, who is currently a free agent, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.22 seconds seven years ago. Worthy’s time on Saturday was 4.21 seconds.

Worthy was Fastest at the 10-yard Split Too

The Texas wide receiver set the record on his second try. It was a 0.03-second improvement on his first run of 4.25 seconds, which had already beaten Clemson CB Nate Wiggins’ time of 4.28 seconds as the fastest sprint of the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.

Worthy’s second run was initially clocked at 4.22 seconds, which was already enough to send the crowd into a frenzy. However, a short time later the time was changed to 4.21, meaning the 5-foot-11 wide receiver has set a new record. Worthy was also fastest at the 10-yard split, with a time of 1.49 seconds.

In the Running for the Best NFL Scouting Combine Performance Ever

In fairness, weighing in at 165 pounds, Worthy is 23 pounds lighter than Ross was when he broke the record in 2017. However, that doesn’t take away from his achievement, especially as he told reporters the day before that he had his eyes on the top spot.

This year’s NFL Scouting Combine has already produced some of the most exciting performances, with Worthy’s Saturday’s achievements being the highlight. The Texas college star jumped 41 inches on the vertical leap and was exceptional on the broad jump, hitting 10-foot-11.

Worthy didn’t participate in the positional drills, but he was still the stand-out performer and is in the running for the best NFL Scouting Combine performance ever.