Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jackson NFL's Second-Fastest Ball-Carrier

DeSean Jackson was the second-fastest player in the NFL in 2016, according to NFL.com's Next Gen Stats.

Over the course of the past nine seasons, DeSean Jackson has established himself as one of the top big-play threats in the NFL. His ability to score from any part of the field was undoubtedly one of the major factors which led him to the Buccaneers, whom he agreed to terms with on Thursday.

Jackson's speed has been his calling card since entering the NFL in 2008. But just how fast is he? Using Next Gen Stats, NFL.com broke down the ten fastest players in the NFL based on their top-end speed. Coming in at No. 2 was the Bucs' newest wide receiver.

According to NFL.com, Jackson reached a max speed of 22.6 miles per hour on a 59-yard reception against the Cardinals in Week 13.

Just one other player, Kansas City's Tyreek Hill, was clocked at a higher speed last season. Even more impressive is the fact that Jackson reached that marker as a 29 year-old in his ninth NFL season, while Hill was just a rookie.

Coming in behind Jackson were Minnesota's Stefon Diggs and his teammate Xavier Rhodes, followed by New Orleans' Brandin Cooks and Baltimore's Mike Wallace. For NFL.com's complete list, click HERE.

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