Eagles’ WR Devon Allen: I’m definitely the fastest in NFL but ‘not gonna roast’ Tyreek Hill, DK Metcalf
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen told TMZ Sports that he is “definitely” the fastest player in the NFL.
While it may seem like a bold statement from a white dude that went undrafted before signing to the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad for the entirety of last season, Allen is absolutely correct.
Devon Allen is a three-time US National Champion in the 110m hurdles and a two-time Olympian, finishing fifth at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and fourth at the 2020 Covid Games in Tokyo.
Allen recently competed in the USATF NYC Grand Prix, running the 110m hurdles in 13.04 seconds which was the fourth-fastest time in the world this year.
Devon Allen 110m hurdles, 13.04 seconds
Allen told TMZ Sports that he’s on a “different level” than other fast guys in the NFL like Tyreek Hill and DK Metcalf.
“I definitely am [the fastest],”
“I’m not gonna roast those guys because what they did was impressive,”
“(Hill) smoked me when we were in high school. And DK Metcalf running 10.3 a couple years ago is super impressive for a guy that’s 6-4, 6-3, 225 (pounds). But I think, especially at the top level – top five, top 10 in the world – there’s a big gap in terms of just performance.”
So yeah, he might have stated that he’s not going to “roast” other players in the NFL, just making the statement alone is all the roast that’s needed. Allen would destroy anyone who dares to line up against him and the numbers prove it.
Good luck. The king of speed resides in Philadelphia. I would just request that Allen and the Eagles find a way to utilize the speed on the football field.