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NFL Combine 2023 40-yard dash odds: Will anyone break John Ross’ combine record?

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The 2023 NFL Draft Combine takes place this week in Indianapolis, and while the event isn’t anything like a real game, bettors can still get action down by wagering on select props for the combine’s events.

From a fan perspective, the 40-yard dash is arguably the most appealing event to watch, and you can make the event even more interesting if you opt to wager on this year’s crop of speedsters.

DraftKings Sportsbook recently posted two 40-yard dash-centric markets, so we’re going to look at both and see if any worthwhile betting opportunities arise.

2023 NFL Combine 40-yard dash odds

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

Anyone to break the 40-yard dash combine record (4.22 seconds)?

As the odds suggest, chances are John Ross’ 2017 40-yard time of 4.22 seconds won’t be broken this year, with a -650 price (implied probability 86.67 percent) on the “no.” While Ross had a productive collegiate career at Washington, he catapulted into the top 10 in the ’17 thanks in large part to his record time. Who will be this year’s biggest rise via their 40-time?

There are certainly some speedsters who could make things interesting and boost their draft stock in the process. Texas A&M’s Devon Achane ran a 6.63 second 60 meter for the Aggies’ track team last year and appears to be the biggest threat to challenge Ross’ record.

SN’s advice: While a +400 payday on the “yes” cashing is enticing, it’s unlikely anyone ends up breaking Ross’ record this year. We also wouldn’t lay -650 to bet against any of these speedsters, so we’d pass on betting this prop and focus our attention on the over/under for the fastest 40-time.

Fastest 40-yard dash time 

OVER 4.275 seconds UNDER 4.275 seconds
-120 -110

With Scott running a 4.29 40 time last spring, he’s certainly capable of running a sub-4.275 40 at the combine. Davis could also run a sub-4.275 40, as he was clocked with an in-game speed of 22.7 MPH, according to Reel Analytics.

SN’s advice: There aren’t many who would enjoy wagering on OVER 4.275 seconds while sweating out each player’s 40 times, and we’re not one of them. We’ll take our chances on either Davis, Scott, Achane, or Gibbs running a sub-4.275, so give us the UNDER!

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