The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone and the Minnesota Vikings will be very happy with the players they managed to get.
Trae Waynes satisfies a huge need at cornerback, while Eric Kendricks and Danielle Hunter can come in and make an immediate impact in Mike Zimmer's defense straight away. The Vikings also pulled off a huge steal in picking up offensive tackle T.J Clemmings in the 4th round.
Whilst Vikings fans should well be pleased by their draft, it is one of their off-season acquisitions that has made a shout that will get them more excited.
According to a report from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Mike Wallace, the Vikings newest star on offense, has claimed that he is still the fastest player in the entire National Football League.
"Without a doubt, I'm the fastest player in the NFL," Wallace said. "If somebody feels foggy about that, we can (race). I'm never going to back down from competition."
The NFL used to actually run a fastest player competition, but Wallace never got to compete and prove his dominance as the show ended in 2007 whilst the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted the pacey wide receiver in 2009.
The 28-year old Wallace said his personal best in the 40-yard dash is a staggering 4.21 seconds. That’s better than the top time in last February’s NFL scouting combine (4.28 by Alabama Birmingham wide receiver J.J. Nelson) and the best ever run at the event (4.24 by running back Chris Johnson in 2008).
“I’ve run a lot of routes and I’ve got a lot of miles on my legs, but I still feel that there’s nobody (in the NFL) who can run with me,’’ said Wallace, acquired in March from Miami. “I might have slowed down a little but I could still run 4.25.’’
It's not just Wallace that is hyping himself up as quickest in the league. Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson gave props to Wallace while appearing last November on Dan Patrick’s national radio show.
“The fastest receiver I ever went against was Mike Wallace by far,’’ Peterson said.