Fastest 40 yard dash times in NFL combine history

The fastest 40-yard dash times in NFL Combine history belong to:

1. Xavier Worthy (2024): 4.21 second

Worthy, a wide receiver from the University of Texas, 

Fastest 40 yard dash times in NFL combine history

becoming the fastest player ever at the event.

2. John Ross (2017): 4.22 second

Ross, a wide receiver from the University of Washington, 

held the record for the fastest 40-yard dash for seven years before Worthy's performance.

3. (tie) Tariq Woolen (2022): 4.26 second

Woolen, a cornerback from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 

is tied for the third-fastest time with...

3. (tie) Henry Ruggs III (2020): 4.26 second

Ruggs, a wide receiver from the University of Alabama, 

clocked the same time as Woolen in the 2020 Combine.

It's important to note that while the 40-yard dash is a popular metric used to assess speed and explosiveness, 

it's just one factor considered by NFL teams when evaluating players.

Other factors, such as game film, agility, and character, also play a significant role in the draft process.