D.K. Metcalf, Montez Sweat, Rashan Gary, Devin Bush Jr. and several others posted blazing 40 times at the 2019 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, and almost immediately, their times were compared to others who ran before them as opposed to being celebrated individually.

Most commonly, the times were compared to that of New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who took exception to the approach and vocalized that on Twitter.

Beckham also took a moment to correct his 40 time, which he felt was being misrepresented on NFL Network.

Beckham is right in that this is their moment and they should be allowed to carve out their own identity, but that’s simply not the nature of the NFL or its writers.

The NFL isn’t just a copycat league, it’s a comparison league. Players are often compared to Hall of Famers, All-Pros, Pro Bowlers or, in the case of the NFL Combine, basically anyone that came before them.

As far as Beckham’s 40 time, his former teammate, Damon Harrison, was having none of the correction.