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Scouting Combine Odds: John Ross’ 40 record longshot to be broken

John Ross’ NFL career can adequately be called a disappointment thus far, but the speedster’s name continues be revered for a feat no one has been able to match over the past half-decade.

The former University of Washington star posted a blistering 4.22-second 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL scouting combine. It’s a mark that helped Ross vault into the ninth overall pick by Cincinnati and one that continues to stand as the fastest in the event’s history.

As hundreds of the top prospects from around the country congregate in Indianapolis list week, Ross’ record is expected to stand for at least another 12 months.

DraftKings is offering +500 odds that anyone at the combine will run the 40 in under 4.22 seconds this week, compared to -1000 odds that the best time will be slower than 4.22.

The 40-yard dash is the most popular of the individual workouts but only one of many records that can be wagered on this week.

Stephen Paea holds the record of 49 reps on the 225-pound bench press. No one is expected to sniff that mark this week, with DraftKings offering -120 odds on the most bench press reps at this year’s combine being over 39.5.

Gerald Sensabaugh holds the vertical jump record at the combine of 46 inches. The sportsbook is offering -115 odds on a 43.5-inch Over/Under for the highest vertical this week.

Byron Jones’ 12’3″ broad jump is another mark not expected to be surpassed. DraftKings is offering -115 odds on an 11’5″ longest broad jump.

One record to keep an eye on is J.T. Thomas’ 6.28-second 3-cone drill from 2018. DraftKings is offering odds on the record being broken at +160, compared to -225 that Thomas’ mark will stand at the end of the week.

Meanwhile, is offering several player props ahead of the combine:
–Aidan Hutchinson bench press reps: Over/Under 38
–Drake London 40-yard dash time: Over/Under 4.48 seconds
–Malik Willis 40-yard dash time: Over/Under 4.40 seconds

–Field Level Media

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