Top 10 Fastest Players in the NFL Today 2023
Based on In-Game Speed and Combine Metrics
These are the fastest players in the NFL today. While it’s easy to measure players’ speed based only on 40 yard dash times and the next gens fastest ball carrier speed metric, it doesn’t work.
When it comes to 40 yard dash times, there is a thing called “combine heroes”. There are players with some of the fastest 40 yard dash times, but when you put them in pads, they lack football speed. Track speed and football speed are two very different things.
For next gens fastest ball carrier speed, it’s way too biased towards running backs. The reality is that the fastest players in the NFL usually play at the wide receiver or cornerback position, but you’ll rarely see them leading that metric because they always reach top speed without the ball in their hands.
That’s why the main metric for determining this list is in-game speed, or what I like to call, the “eye test”. So, who is the fastest player in the NFL today? Read more and find out.
If you’re interested, I also have a list of the fastest NFL players ever!