Jalen Myrick is fast. Very fast.
At the NFL Combine this morning, the former Gopher cornerback clocked an unofficial 4.29 40-yard dash. If upheld, that would be the fastest 40 time from a Big Ten prospect in the history of the NFL Combine. (Update: See below, but his official time of 4.28 is definitely the fastest ever by a Big Ten player) Watch for yourself:
For comparison, scouts were raving about Washington wide receiver John Ross after he ran a 4.22 40 at the combine over the weekend. So expect Myrick to start garnering more buzz after this morning’s display of blazing speed.
UPDATE: Myrick posted a still blazing 4.32 unofficial in his 2nd attempt.
Jalen Myrick 2nd 40: 4.32u. Ran 4.29u on 1st.#NFLCombine— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) March 6, 2017
UPDATE #2: FASTEST. B1G. FORTY. EVER.