Much to everyone's surprise, no wide receivers made the top 5 of this list. The fastest player in 2020 is not a rookie nor is he one that many would have predicted.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and 2 x AP Offensive Rookie of the Year is the only quarterback to make this list. RG3 has been dogged with injury problems since his rookie year but he still possesses elite speed and athleticism.
Fastest player in the nfl 2020 rankings
1. New England Patriots Quarterback
2. Arizona Cardinals Running Back
3. Pittsburgh Steelers Free Safety
4. Green Bay Packers Running Back
5. Baltimore Ravens Linebacker / Return Specialist
Patrick Mahomes, QB for the Kansas City Chiefs
Edges ahead of Cam Newton for the number 2 spot. The new face of the league, Mahomes is a strong-armed cannon from Texas Tech who can move with surprising speed and fluidity. He only turns 24 in 2020 so expect him to be a top 5 player on this list for many years to come.
Charles has been the best running back in the league for quite some time now. Despite his advanced age, he churns out 1,000 yard seasons like clockwork. His speed is still elite but many wonder if AP will hang up the cleats before 2020 ends.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR for the Houston Texans
An elite wide receiver for the Texans, Hopkins can outpace just about any corner in the league with his dynamic speed and quickness. He is a perennial Pro Bowler and one of the faces of the NFL.
Joe Schobert, LB for the Cleveland Browns
The most surprising entry on this list is linebacker Joe Shobert. Shobert has been one of the best linebackers in the league since his rookie season but people are still surprised to see him on this list. The Browns linebacker stands at 6'1" and weighs 240lbs, giving him a size advantage over most receivers.
Saquon Barkley, RB for the New York Giants
Barkley rounds out the top 5. One of the most dynamic players in the league, Barkley is a threat to score any time he touches the ball. Used sparingly as a receiver out of the backfield by new head coach Pat Shurmur, Barkley will have plenty of highlight plays for his 2020 reel.
Running Back Signs New Six-Year, $88 Million Deal
Ezekiel Elliott has signed a new 6 year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. The deal, worth an expected $88 million will keep the running back in Dallas for the foreseeable future and be one of the highest paid players in 2020. At just 23 years old, Elliott is only going to get better as he enters the prime of his career.
Alvin Kamara, RB for the New Orleans Saints
Kamara, a rookie in 2020 signs a new deal with the Saints. Kamara was a second round pick in 2017 and has been a dynamic force for one of the league's best offenses. The New Orleans Saints have been struggling to get their salary cap under control but have finally reached an agreement with one of their young players.
It was an injury that ended his career. Marshawn Lynch hung up his cleats after suffering a torn ACL while making what would have been the game winning catch in week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals. A graduate of Oakland Technical High School, Lynch had announced his retirement two weeks earlier but the injury meant this was the end of a fantastic career. The former Cal Bear and Seahawk had a short stop in Oakland after leaving Seattle but it wasn't long before he found his way back to the Emerald City, signing with his hometown team for one more season.