You could certainly make an argument for Bob Hayes. Hayes set the world record in the 100 m at the 1964 Olympics, then joined the Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver. He was pretty much uncoverable man-to-man. It is widely held that his speed forced opponents to create the first zone defenses. Bob Hayes was the fastest man on the planet in 1964. But Darell Green of the Washington Redskins would have beaten him in a 40 yard dash. Here is my reasoning: Darell Green played 20 years after Bob Hayes. "World Class" speed had improved quite a bit at that point. That was the era (the early 80's) of NFL teams signing Olympis sprinters with no real football experience. When Darell would race those players in NFL skills competitions he would usually win. Also, he caught Tony Dorsett (a 9.9 hundred yard time guy) from behind so easy on a Monday night game that it was actually scary. Just my opinion
It has to be Chris Johnson, he ran the fastest recorded 40 yard dash in the history of the NFL combine i think it was 4.24 but i know for sure dominique rodgers-cromartie ran 4.29Tyreek Hill is the fastest NFL
The fastest electric time was 4.21 by Chris Johnson. The fastest hand time (which was always off) was Bo Jackson at 4.11.
itz ronaldhino NOT EVEN
This fastest player is NOT Darrell Green.. DG ran the 40 in 4.43 seconds. Bo Jackson has the fastest 40 time ever recorded at a 4.13, making him the fastest player ever in the NFL.
Darrell Green.Bob Hayes. He was the world's fastest human
DeSean Jackson #10
If you mean in NFL History, then Deion Sanders. If you mean in the NFL today, then Jerome Mathis.
The fastest NFL football player, measured in terms of the fastest 40-yard dash time at the combine, is Chris Johnson. He was clocked with a forty time of 4.24 seconds. The second fastest time was set by Dri Archer at the 2014 combine with 4.26 seconds. As Johnson's career is winding down, it is likely that Archer is the fastest player in the NFL.
I got to say willie Parker is the fastest player in the nfl.Also mentenhall is the slowest runningback in the nfl
I think its all day or Chris Jhonson
this is my own opinion...but i think cris jhonson is the fastest NFL players...he has 4.24 electric time
Adrian Peterson the running of the Minnesota Vikings
Micheal Vick, 4.4 40 at the combine.
That statistic is not kept by the NFL.