Matt Bowen of ESPN has ranked the fastest players in the NFL using 40 yard dash times and track and field times. 11 wide receivers and 1 cornerback top the 12 player list.
Fresh of a coming out party as a rookie in 2016, Tyreek Hill tops the list. His 40 time was 4.24! That’s blazing speed.
The only non- receiver on the list is Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. Peterson is a premiere shutdown cornerback in the NFL and his top end speed is one reason why.
Most players on the list are young guys but a couple wily veterans show up: Ted Ginn Jr. and Desean Jackson. Those two have been gamebreakers every since they came into the league in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Keystone Press