We could all use a good laugh right now. Raheem Mostert certainly had one Wednesday when Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Scotty Miller claimed he could beat Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill in a race.
In fact, the 49ers running back could have a good reason to believe he would beat both of the speedy receivers in a race. Mostert had the two fastest ball-carrier speeds, according to Next Gen Stats, in the 2020 regular season.
During the 49ers' season-opener against the Arizona Cardinals, Mostert clocked a top speed of 22.73 mph in his 76-yard reception. He then topped his own mark when he hit 23.09 mph on an 80-yard touchdown against the New York Jets.
Mostert clocked a 4.34 time in the 40-yard dash at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. Miller and Hill did not participate in the combine, but Miller ran a 4.39 at his pro day and Hill had the fastest time of the three at his pro day when he ran a 4.29.
We'll likely never see the three line up for a race, but with pads on during game day, one thing is clear: Mostert was the fastest of the three in the regular season. It's hard to beat that.