NFL Twitter loses its mind after Chris Olave runs 4.26s 40-yard dash

Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) /

NFL Twitter had their jaws on the floor after Ohio State’s Chris Olave posted a blazing fast 40-yard-dash time that ranks among the best ever.

UPDATE: The NFL released the official times for the receivers at the NFL Combine with Olave at 4.39 seconds, considerably slower than the unofficial time.

Did Chris Olave just make himself a Top 10 draft pick?

The Ohio State wide receiver definitely made himself the talk of Indianapolis on Thursday with a ridiculously quick 40-yard dash time.

Check out the stunning display of speed:

Olave’s unofficial time was faster than anyone who ran in the 2021 NFL Combine. Only John Ross, Donte’ Stallworth and Chris Johnson were faster.

Chris Olave’s 40-yard dash had NFL Twitter stunned

Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud is very familiar with that speed.

Fellow Buckeyes were also impressed.

Even LeBron James chimed in on the incredible run.

The rest of Twitter was part shocked, part humbled and part wishful.

Olave has been considered one of the top wide receiver prospects in the draft this year from the get-go. People knew he was fast. It just was a surprise he’s that fast. It changes the equation on his overall evaluation knowing he has that kind of jets along with his other skills.

Olave finished his senior season at Ohio State with 936 yards and 13 touchdowns on 65 catches. In total, he racked up 2,702 yards and 35 touchdowns during his tenure in Columbus.

CBS Sports’ four most recent mock drafts had Olave going as high as No. 11 and as low as No. 32. Expect the updates from after the Combine to take that 40 time into account. Before it’s all said and done, Olave could be the top wide receiver off the board.

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