Bearcats wide receivers Tyler Scott and Tre Tucker are preparing to compete in the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend and are both among the favorites to record the fastest 40-yard dash time.
The former Cincinnati standout receivers will get an opportunity to show off their next level speed at the annual draft combine, highlighted by the 40-yard sprint on Saturday afternoon.
It’s definitely going to be difficult to break John Ross III’s all-time record of 4.22 seconds from 2017 but Scott and Tucker should have a chance after running sub-4.30 seconds in college.
According to USBettingReport, Tucker is tied with the second-best odds (+470) to record the fastest sprint this year. Texas A&M running back Devon Achane is considered the favorite.
Cincinnati Football: Expectations for Tyler Scott, Tre Tucker in the NFL Combine 40-yard dash
- Texas A&M RB Devon Achane (+420)
- Cincinnati WR Tre Tucker (+470)
- Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt (+470)
- TCU WR Derius Davis (+470)
- East Carolina RB Keaton Mitchell (+700)
- Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez (+1105)
Despite not appearing on the list of favorites from USBettingReport, Scott is expected to contend for the fastest time after getting a shoutout from the previous record holder Chris Johnson.
Following a recent workout, Scott and Tucker broke down why they expect to record the fastest 40-yard dash and explained their expectations for the upcoming event via Cincinnati Athletics.
Six former Bearcats are set to participate in the scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium this week, with the 40-yard dash taking center stage on Saturday at 1:00 PM on NFL Network.