Denzel Ward was considered the fastest player on Ohio State's football team last week, and the former Ohio high school track star showcased why Monday morning at the combine in Indianapolis.
While NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock wondered about his size—Ward weighed at 183 pounds—the Buckeye responded by ripping a 4.32 unofficial time in his first attempt on the 40-yard dash.
Ward's time is unofficially the second-fastest 40 time by a Buckeye since electronic timing was first used in 2000, behind Curtis Samuel's 4.31 in 2017. As seen in the following simulcam posted by NFL Network, Ward was faster than fellow former Ohio State cornerbacks Bradley Roby and Marshon Lattimore, who both went on to be first-round picks in their respective draft classes.
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Between that and his film, it's easy to see why he's considered a likely top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.