“Last Chance U” star John Franklin III runs 4.40 40-yard dash at FAU Pro Day

Florida Atlantic Owls wide receiver John Franklin III (12) celebrates prematurely as he drops the ball before crossing the goal line against the North Texas Mean Green at the 2017 Conference USA Football Championship at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida on December 2, 2017. North Texas recovered the ball in the end zone. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — There were hopes that wide receiver John Franklin III could post the fastest 40-yard dash time on record at FAU’s Pro Day. Franklin had an impressive showing Tuesday morning, but it was nothing that’ll rewrite the history books.

After allegedly running a 4.19 in a YouTube video last month and running a laser-timed 4.40 (4.32 by hand) in Indianapolis, Franklin again ran a 4.40 on Tuesday. Franklin’s time was the fastest of all participating players, beating fellow wide receiver Henry Bussey III by 0.11 seconds.

The viral video of Franklin’s reported 4.19 40 raised the possibility of the receiver breaking Cincinnati Bengals receiver John Ross’ record 4.22 time at last year’s NFL Combine. Had Franklin been invited to the NFL Combine and run a 4.40, however, it would have been the third-best time behind only LSU’s D.J. Chark (4.34) and South Florida’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling (4.37).

“I wish it were better conditions,” Franklin said after his workout concluded. “It would have been an even better time. Everybody was kind of shifting with the wind pushing against us. Overall, I feel like I ran well.”

A quarterback-turned-wide receiver who won a National Championship at Florida State and starred on Netflix’s “Last Chance U” while at East Mississippi Community College, Franklin’s presence and speed drew 26 NFL teams and three Canadian Football League teams to FAU. Franklin also saw action at quarterback and defensive back, playing the latter position for the first time in his life.

Sixteen members of the 2017 Conference USA-winning Owls team, including first-team all-conference offensive linemen Antonyo Woods and Roman Fernandez, participated in the Pro Day. Cornerback Raekwon “Roc” Williams was a late addition to the list, though he did not run the 40-yard dash or do any positional drills. Williams is making his way back from a leg injury that cost him the final three months of his senior season.

The full Pro Day numbers and stats are listed below.

Pro Day numbers posted by FAU players. (FAU)

“All you need is one team to like you,” said Kalib Woods, whose impressive senior season and pro day could make him a potential late-round pick. “Gotta let everyone else do their jobs.”

Woods said he was not worried about how missing the first half of his senior season might affect his draft stock, explaining that teams had four years of tape to watch and use in their evaluation processes. After returning in October from a suspension related to a Jan. 2017 nightclub fight, Woods recorded 24 catches for 619 yards and five touchdowns.

FAU graduates and current NFL players Trey Hendrickson (New Orleans Saints), Cre’Von LeBlanc (Chicago Bears) and Lucky Whitehead (New York Jets) were among the guests in attendance. Former FAU offensive-line coach Garin Justice, who took a job with Arizona in December and is now with UNLV, visited the Pro Day as well.

Though Franklin didn’t post the 40-time he wanted, the fifth-year receiver remained optimistic about his chances of making an NFL roster.

“I just want to be able to show that I can do any and everything, just to sell myself as an athlete,” Franklin said.

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Kalib Woods, “Last Chance U” star John Franklin III headline FAU Pro Day

John Franklin III #12 of the Florida Atlantic Owls runs for a touchdown against the North Texas Mean Green during fourth quarter action on October 21, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. FAU defeated North Texas 69-31. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

BOCA RATON — John Franklin III caught national attention after allegedly running a 4.19 40-yard dash in a video he posted online. Come Tuesday, the quarterback-turned-receiver will have another opportunity to post the fastest 40-time ever.

After not coming close to his alleged 4.19 at the National Scouting Combine last month, Franklin has another chance to show off his speed in front of NFL scouts at FAU’s Pro Day on Tuesday morning. Fifteen members of FAU’s 2017 Conference USA-winning roster, including First-Team All-Conference USA offensive linemen Antonyo Woods and Roman Fernandez, will be taking part.

All eyes, however, will be on Franklin, the former Florida State, East Mississippi and Auburn quarterback who switched to receiver with the Tigers last spring and transferred to FAU in August. Franklin caught seven passes for 95 yards and a touchdown with the Owls while adding 229 rushing yards on 16 carries, the majority of those coming as a Wildcat quarterback.

When Dwyer graduate Daniel Parr was demoted from the starting quarterback job in Week 4, Franklin became the de facto backup quarterback, just another stop in what Franklin has called a wild journey.

“Living it was even more crazy than talking about it,” Franklin told The Post last month. “I feel like everything happens for a reason and throughout all those stops and all those different journeys to those places, I learned a lot and I learned more about me in how I grew as a player, how I grew as a man. Each place taught me something different, and if I had to do it all over again, I would.”

Wide receiver Kalib Woods headlines the skill players hoping to impress scouts following a 2017 season in which he recorded 24 catches for 619 yards and five touchdowns. With one more catch, Woods would have been eligible to lead Division I in yards per catch. Woods was suspended for the first half of last season following a Jan. 2017 nightclub fight, but he was reinstated in October and named one of the team’s end-of-season captains.

Online court records show Woods, whose 135 catches for 2,106 yards and 10 touchdowns in his four seasons, is next scheduled to attend a plea conference on May 21. Woods caught two passes in the NFLPA Bowl in January and is a potential late-round pick despite the ongoing legal issues.

Twenty-eight of the 32 NFL teams attended last year’s FAU Pro Day, leading to 2016 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Trey Hendrickson becoming a third-round pick of the New Orleans Saints. FAU has had a player drafted in six of the last eight NFL drafts.

Running back Gregory “Buddy” Howell Jr. told The Post on Saturday he is healthy after lingering issues in 2017 and is hoping to run a 4.4. Howell averaged a career-high 6.6 yards per carry for the Owls last season, rushing for 740 yards and five touchdowns.

After retiring in January to focus on school and completing his engineering degree, quarterback Jason Driskel will not participate in the Pro Day.

The following players will also participate in FAU’s Pro Day: running back Marcus Clark; wide receivers Henry Bussey III, Kamrin Solomon and Nate Terry; guard Jakobi Smith; defensive end Haiden Nagel; defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni; defensive back Abdias Corgelas; kicker Greg Joseph (American Heritage-Delray); and punter Ryan Rickel.

Former Owls in Spring League: Any FAU fans who watch the Spring League for former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel’s comeback attempt will see another familiar face, as former Owls quarterback/tight end Tyler Cameron has made the league’s North roster. Cameron, 24, played for the Owls from 2015-16 after transferring from Georgia Tech, recording 41 catches for 509 yards and a touchdown.

Ex-FAU running back Adrian Starling, who played special teams for the Owls in 2015, joins Cameron on the North roster as well.

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[Zyon Gilbert, Quran Hafiz headline FAU’s secondary of future]

[FAU running back D’Anfernee McGriff finds unexpected mentor after positional change]

[FAU defensive ends Tim Bonner, Ernest Bagner maturing in second season]

[New-look DeAndre McNeal excited after strong start to FAU camp]

[“Last Chance U” star, FAU quarterback De’Andre Johnson thankful to play after blood clots]