Mecole Hardman didn't run the fastest 40-yard-dash during Saturday's portion of the NFL Combine ... but that shouldn't matter to any scout or general manager.

Or the United States Track and Field Association.

The former UGA wideout, who left school early for the upcoming draft, posted two blistering times of 4.36 seconds (first attempt) and 4.34 seconds (2nd attempt) – falling incrementally short of Ohio State's Parris Campbell, who eclipsed the field with a 4.32.

Hardman, who might have elevated himself to a Day 2 pick in the draft (Rounds 2 and 3), missed out on the all-time Combine record of 4.22, held by John Ross (circa 2017).

Fellow Bulldogs wideout Terry Godwin ran a clean 4.6 on his first attempt ... and a 4.55 on the second go-round.

NFL COMBINE LEADERS

40-YARD DASH
1. Parris Campbell, Ohio State – 4.31 seconds
1a. Andy Isabella, UMass – 4.31
3. Mecole Hardman, UGA – 4.33
3a. D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss – 4.33
5. Terry McLauin, Ohio State – 4.35

VERTICAL JUMP
1. Miles Boykin, Notre Dame – 43.5 inches
1a. Emanuel Hall, Missouri – 43.5
3. D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss – 40.5
3a. Darius Slayton, Auburn – 40.5
5. Parris Campbell, Ohio State – 40

BROAD JUMP
1. Emanuel Hall, Missouri – 141 inches
2. Miles Boykin, Notre Dame – 140
3. Parris Campbell, Ohio State – 135
3a. Darius Slayton, Auburn – 135
5. D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss – 134

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