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Washington wide receiver John Ross is seen after a drill at the 2017 NFL football scouting combine Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

John Ross broke the record for fastest 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine


The NFL has a new fastest man. 

John Ross, a wide receiver prospect from the University of Washington, broke the record for the fastest 40-yard dash time on Saturday at the NFL Combine.

The 40-yard dash is the NFL's standard metric for a player's raw speed. Most receivers are expected to run the dash in under 4.5 seconds.

Ross did so in 4.22, beating Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson's record by .02 seconds.

Here's the moment of truth.

Ross' teammate Budda Baker, also an NFL prospect, had an "I told you so" moment.

Imagine how fast he is when someone is chasing him.
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Ross was plagued by injuries during his college career, but exploded for 1,150 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns in the 2016 season. 

And that 4.22 might not even be his best time. He complained of cramps during his Saturday run, and scouts have clocked him at 4.16 seconds in other attempts. He's expected to be a surefire first-round pick in the 2017 draft.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed impressed.

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Snoop Dogg performs on stage during The High Road Tour on Friday, July 29, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

And ESPN reported Ross' talent has long been on display. One of his first coaches to notice was the rapper Snoop Dogg.

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Washington wide receiver John Ross runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Ross' choice of footwear could have made this an even bigger win. Adidas offered an island to anyone who beat Johnson's old record wearing Adidas cleats. Unfortunately for Ross, he was wearing Nikes.

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