NFL Draft 2016: Did Jakeem Grant run the fastest 40 ever? (Video)

Texas Tech Red Raiders receiver Jakeem Grant was a speed demon during his time in college, but did he just run the fastest 40 of all-time at his Pro Day?

Jakeem Grant has had to deal with questions about his 5-7, 168-pound frame and whether he can withstand the rigors to play major college football and have a career in the NFL. The speed, however, for Grant was never in question last year after he hauled in 90 receptions for 1,268 yards and 10 touchdowns last year for the Red Raiders.

He was dangerous with the ball in his hands and nearly impossible to catch from behind but he wasn’t a major prospect when it came to the NFL Draft and didn’t even receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine last month.

The diminutive receiver had to wait to show off his wheels at Tech’s Pro Day where he turned in what may topped the 4.1 time turned in by former Auburn’s Heisman-winning running back Bo Jackson.

The hand time for Grant was reportedly 4.10 but Texas Tech tweeted the video of Grant’s run and said he ran a 4.34. But YouTube user Booyacash shared a video with a timer over Grant’s run in slow motion and showed he ran a 4.12.

If only he was invited to the Combine where the 40 is timed with lasers to provide the most accurate times. I’ll side with Texas Tech’s official time for Grant instead of the YouTube video, but it shows Grant has speed for days. Nevertheless, Grant was moving.

The fastest recorded time at the NFL Combine was turned in by former East Carolina Pirates running back Chris Johnson who ran a 4.24 and was a first round pick of the Tennessee Titans.

So even if Grant didn’t’ get the recognition at the Combine or match the mythical time of Bo, he elevated his Draft stock to the point where he could be a late-round pick by a team willing to roll the dice because of his speed.