Mims, Claypool among standouts as receivers dazzle in 40-yard dash
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All of the talk heading into the opening night of this year's NFL combine centered around some particularly speedy receivers, and the star-studded group certainly didn't disappoint.

Henry Ruggs III led the way with a blazing time of 4.27. The outstanding run fell short of John Ross' combine record, but put him in a tie for the fourth-best time since 2006.

The most impressive results of the night, particularly when accounting for size, came from a pair of big-bodied targets in Denzel Mims and Chase Claypool, who ran a 4.38 and 4.42, respectively.

Top performers

Player School Time
Henry Ruggs III Alabama 4.27
Quez Watkins Southern Miss 4.35
Denzel Mims Baylor 4.38
Darnell Mooney Tulane 4.38
Devin Duvernay Texas 4.39
Antonio Gibson Memphis 4.39
Chase Claypool Notre Dame 4.42
John Hightower Boise State 4.43
Justin Jefferson LSU 4.43
Isaiah Coulter Rhode Island 4.45
Jerry Jeudy Alabama 4.45
Jeff Thomas Miami 4.45

In total, six receivers posted times faster than 4.40. TCU wideout Jalen Reagor was expected by many to be among them, but he checked in with a 4.47, tied for 15th among receivers.

(Official results courtesy NFL.com)

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