He didn’t run at the combine. Talking about legit times that were recorded at the combine.
Not pro day fluff. So not false.
Good try but no.
The big gap in Pro Day and Combine forty times was before they changed the timing system a few years ago.
The combine had always been electronic start but hand timed finish. A few years ago they finally moved to electronic start and finish.
They also improved the start timer mechanism. It is more complicated that it seems to implement a start timer.
With the old system, they added a fixed amount of time to players that had what was called a false start. That added time was a big reason many combine times were slow relative to Pro Days.
Prior to the changes, the Combine hand times correlated with the Pro Day times better than the combine electronic times.