Carolina Panthers: Ranking the 12 fastest players in 2020

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Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
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We ranked the 12 fastest players on the Carolina Panthers next season based on their 40-yard dash times.

The Carolina Panthers go into 2020 with plenty of speed across their roster. And head coach Matt Rhule is hoping this can be a key component in any success that comes their way.

Having an exceptional pace does not always result in a productive player. There have been plenty of draft prospects over the years that come into the NFL with pace to burn. But they failed to harness this in the right way. The Carolina Panthers will be hoping for the complete opposite regarding their speed demons. And this could end up being a significant asset going forward.

Little is expected of the Panthers in terms of a postseason berth in 2020. It will be far more important for this current group to develop their chemistry as a unit during the first year of their rebuild. And some players will undoubtedly be counted on more than others.

A lack of preseason games on the schedule is another considerable challenge Carolina has to overcome. But this unknown might work in their favor against some high-quality opposition on the schedule.

As the old saying goes, speed kills. And the Panthers are banking on this being one of their foundations from which to build a possible contender in the not-too-distant future.

Here are the top-12 fastest players on Carolina’s roster heading into the new season based on their 40-yard dash times.

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Carolina Panthers Player No. 12: Christian McCaffrey – (RB) – 4.48 seconds

The Carolina Panthers have a new face of the franchise in Christian McCaffrey. And the best dual-threat running back in the NFL has 4.48 speed to go with elite elusiveness.

Although the Panthers have plenty of potent offensive weapons for new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to utilize. Everything good will continue to go through the former Stanford prospect. His first three years in the league have been nothing short of historic. And there is a chance that McCaffrey can get even better under Joe Brady’s exciting new scheme.

McCaffrey signed a four-year, $64 million contract extension with a $21 million signing bonus, and $38 million guaranteed this offseason. This brings increased expectations. But the player has already shown he is more than capable of shouldering tremendous responsibility.