LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase Running 4.40 40 After Being Clocked at 4.66 in High School

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 22, 2020

LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) scores on a pass from quarterback Joe Burrow in the first half of an NCAA football game against Alabama Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Tuscaloosa , Ala. LSU won 46-41. (AP Photo/John Bazemore
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If you're looking to shave some time off your 40-yard dash, LSU star Ja'Marr Chase is apparently the man to consult.

The Athletic's Bruce Feldman writes an annual ranking of the biggest physical "Freaks" in college football. Chase earned the 19th spot on the list, with Feldman highlighting how his quickness has increased at LSU.

Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB

What #LSU star Ja’Marr Chase such a Freak? Before you mention his freakish strength/quickness, start with his work ethic. In HS, he was clocked at 4.66. Now he’s got himself down to a 4.40: https://t.co/9N2CStI59h https://t.co/yIamBndNeL

The Tigers receiver is coming off a monster 2019 season. He caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns en route to winning the Biletnikoff Award.

LSU Football @LSUfootball

Can't Guard Him Ja'Marr Chase is putting up the numbers to back it up 💪 https://t.co/fMJfBknY59

In terms of production, Chase and his fellow pass-catchers might take a step backward in 2020 with Joe Burrow and former passing game coordinator Joe Brady gone.

That might not hurt his NFL draft stock too much, though.

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller ranked Chase third overall in his first 2021 big board and wrote the junior's "raw talents are eye-opening and would have made him the top receiver in the 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020 draft classes."