The NFL is obsessed with the potentially game-changing effect speed can have on the game. This is why we see events like the 40-yard dash garner so much attention. However, truth is that a good 40 time doesn’t always translate to a solid NFL career.
This article takes the top 25 40 times since 2006 and ranks the value of those players. You’ll immediately notice that several players on this list have never developed into difference-makers.
Please keep in mind that I used data that could actually be sourced. This list doesn't include my opinion on who is the fastest players; it's based on the combine results.
All information for the 40-times came from NFL.com