LSU cornerback Donte Jackson is fast. But is he fast enough to run a sub-4.22 40-yard dash?
Jackson had his eyes on the record Bengals receiver John Ross set last year in the 40-yard dash. Ross’ 4.22 run bested the record of 4.24 that Chris Johnson set back in 2008.
Limited Youth Robert Nkemdiche Jersey At the 2018 NFL Combine, Jackson was honest about his desire to top Ross’ time.
If you were fast, wouldn’t that be a goal for you? Exactly, Jackson said. That’s just competitive nature in me. I’m going to get out the bed and I’m going to be ready to run and beat it. That’s just what it is.
It’s hard to believe Ross’ record would fall so soon after Johnson’s previous record stood for nearly a decade. Unsurprisingly, no one came close this year. The fastest 40 through Sunday belonged to Jackson’s college teammate, wide receiver D.J. Chark. His official time was 4.34 seconds.
At the combine, Jackson scoffed at the idea of Chark beating him in the 40.
4.34? I can run that not stretching.
Jackson has said that he’s been clocked at 4.24 during training, so he’s close.
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