Entering Thursday, a lot seemed to be riding on Justin Jefferson’s 40-time.

Coming off a ridiculous 2019 season with 111 catches for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns for LSU, the expectation for Jefferson was to run in the mid-late 4.5-range. He didn’t just best that mark; he shattered it. Completely.

Jefferson blazed with an impressive 4.44 unofficial 40-yard dash during his workout. Check this out:

Route-running and creating separation are the staples of Jefferson’s game, but with elite speed like this, no doubt his stock went up following his impressive 40-time.

Is Jefferson a first-round lock right now?