The answer to this question may surprise you. The fastest NFL player in 2021 is actually wide receiver Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs. Hill ran a 4.29-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2016, which is the fastest time ever recorded at the event.
Quandre Diggs is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas, and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Diggs has also played for the Seattle Seahawks.
Minkah Fitzpatrick is an American football safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Fitzpatrick ran a 4.46-second 40-yard dash at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, tied for the seventh-fastest time among all participants.
At 5’9” and 185 pounds, Tyrann Mathieu is one of the smallest players in the NFL. But don’t let his size fool you – Mathieu is one of the most explosive and fastest players in the league.
Mathieu was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He played college football at LSU, where he was a two-time All-American and won the Honey Ball Award as the nation’s top defensive player. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mathieu has been selected to three Pro Bowls and was named a First-Team All-Pro in 2015. He was also named the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
Mathieu is known for his incredible speed and playmaking ability. He has been clocked at 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash, which makes him one of the fastest players in the NFL.
Desmond King is widely considered to be the fastest NFL player in 2021. The cornerback, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, has been clocked at speeds of up to 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
King, who is also an accomplished return specialist, has helped the Chargers to a 9-3 record so far this season and is one of the team’s key defensive players. He will be looking to continue his good form when the Chargers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in their AFC West divisional rivalry game on Thursday Night Football.
Jamal Adams is one of the most exciting young players in the NFL, and he proved his speed last season when he ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. That time makes him the fastest player in the NFL, and it’s not even close. The next fastest player is wide receiver John Brown, who ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash.