Tyquan Thornton came close to a record 40 time at the NFL Combine [Updated]

Wide receiver Tyquan Thornton blew away an impressive position group at the NFL Combine with a record-breaking 40-yard dash time.

The wide receiver class for 2022 NFL draft is loaded with potential stars. Guys like Chris Olave, Treylon Burks, Garrett Wilson, Drake London and many more have a lot of fans.

However, at Thursday’s NFL Combine, when the wide receivers ran the 40-yard dash, it was someone unexpected that really got the buzz at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton, who emerged after the aforementioned Olave ran a blistering 4.26s in the 40, dusted the rest of his peers as he set an unofficial record time.

Tyquan Thornton 40-Yard Dash: How Fast Did He Run?

According to the unofficial NFL Combine timekeeping, Thornton ran the 40-yard dash in 4.21 seconds. Olave was the second fastest time of the day at the time mentioned, but Thornton beat that (again unofficially) by a full 0.05 seconds, which is significant in this type of practice and test.

To update: The official times came out and Thornton actually did not break the record. Instead, he still ran a stunning time of 4.28 seconds but fell short of the record.

40-time NFL combine record: What is John Ross’ record?

The record, which is still intact, was previously set by John Ross, a wide receiver who came from Washington and was ultimately drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals, who set the mark by taking the 40 in 4.22 seconds ran.

Tyquan Thornton: Who is the NFL Combine record holder?

As previously mentioned, Thornton is a wide receiver from Baylor that is quite attractive as a mid- to late-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

He played his best season with the Bears in 2021, catching 62 passes for 948 yards and 10 touchdowns. Overall, he finished his career with 2,242 receiving yards in 143 catches for 19 total touchdowns.

After DJing like 40 times we will definitely be hearing a lot more from Thornton.

https://fansided.com/2022/03/03/tyquan-thornton-40-time-record-time-video/ Tyquan Thornton came close to a record 40 time at the NFL Combine [Updated]

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