Some mock drafts connected Washington Huskies WR John Ross with the Washington Redskins before the combine. Now that the wideout broke the NFL's 40-time record, expect his stock to explode.
Ross ran a 4.22 second 40-yard dash on Saturday. Don't believe it? Watch.
The blazing 40 time broke Chris Johnson's previous record of 4.24, and prompted the former Pro Bowl running back to salute the receiver via Twitter.
For the Redskins, Ross could make sense as a potential replacement for DeSean Jackson, should the veteran leave the 'Skins via free agency. Ross is a similar playmaker to Jackson, capable of getting deep on any team, any time.
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With the 17th pick and a number of needs on defense, it seems like the Redskins should lean to that side of the ball in the first round. Yet, it's also possible Washington could lose Jackson and Pierre Garçon via free agency, and the talent of a player like Ross might be too much to pass up.
Ross is not just a speedster like other former combine heroes. He's proven he can do it on the field too. In 2016 for the Huskies, he recorded more than 1,100 receiving yards to go with 17 touchdowns.
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Vernon Davis played well in 2016, quite well in fact. Signed to a one-year deal after a poor 2015 season, expectations were low for Davis and he over-delivered.
He ended the season with 44 catches and 583 yards to go with two touchdowns, but a stat from Pro Football Focus truly stands out.
There were 15 tight ends with more yards than Davis, including one on his own team in Jordan Reed. Still, at age 32, Davis had the moves to make defenders miss.
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Even early in 2016, as early as training camp, a number of Redskins players mentioned that Davis still had speed and quickness. That didn't change throughout the 16 game season. Pro Football Focus just quantified it.
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Having a workout buddy is good. Having a workout buddy who's a three-time All-Pro and who churns out 100-catch seasons like Michael Bay churns out dreadful Transformers sequels, however, is better.
It's that second kind that Terrelle Pryor has chosen to spend time with recently. On Thursday, the Redskins wideout tweeted footage of him working out alongside Antonio Brown, and even though he is much taller and 40+ pounds heavier than the Steelers star, Pryor didn't have that much trouble keeping up with the NFL's top outside threat.
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Take a look at this race between the two, for instance, in which the pair of pass-catchers blow by the camera man so quickly, he fails to film the contest's conclusion:
You can also watch Pryor and Brown go through a ladder drill while wearing a band around their ankles at the end of this video from the Redskins. Now, that band would likely cause some problems for common folk trying to complete the drill, but as these two show, they aren't common:
They even found time for yoga (please be sure to note how Pryor's groutfit is so thorough that it includes his mat):
For a guy like Pryor — who's still relatively new to his position — spending offseason time with Antonio Brown could really pay off for both him and the Redskins in 2017.
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