Bucs receiver says he can beat Tyreek Hill in race, claims he is fastest player in NFL

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By RADIO.COM

Not many players can keep up with the speed of Tyreek Hill, but one Tampa Bay Bucs receiver believes he is a step quicker than the cheetah.

Scotty Miller, the 23-year-old second-year receiver out of Bowling Green, proclaimed on “The Dan Patrick Show” Wednesday that he has the speed to beat Hill in a footrace.

“Oh, I’m taking me every day of the week,” he said. “I’ll take me over anybody. Tyreek is unbelievable, super quick, unbelievable talent. But, if we’re talking about a race, I got all the confidence in myself going up against anybody.”

Patrick asked if Miller believes he is the fastest guy in the NFL.

“Yessir.”

Miller certainly has some speed, which was on display Sunday in the NFC Championship Game when he burst past Packers corner Kevin King for a 39-yard touchdown just before halftime to give the Bucs a 21-10 lead.

The 40-yard dash is typically used to measure a players’ speed, but neither Miller nor Hill ran it at the Scouting Combine.

Miller’s best 40 times is recorded as 4.39 seconds from Bowling Green’s pro day in 2019.

That is pretty fast. But it still does not match Hill’s speed.

According to the Chiefs’ website, Hill’s best 40 time was 4.24 seconds from his pro day in 2016. That would tie for the second-fastest 40 time ever at the combine, and .02 seconds shy of the record, which Bengals receiver John Ross III set in 2017 with a 4.22.

It did not take long for Hill to respond to Miller, but he decided not to take the bait and instead complimented the young Bucs receiver.

Miller replied back, showing that it’s nothing but respect between the two of them.

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