NFL player Wes Welker's 40-yard dash time is 4.65 seconds. In comparison, the fastest 40-yard dash an NFL player has run so far, is 4.24 seconds, a feat only achieved by running back Chris Johnson in 2008.
Welker is not as swift as other receivers, who accrue more touchdown catches, according to About Sports. However, he is quick, and he is also known for his ability to make receptions on third down that keep the team's drive alive. Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach said Welker was, "not real fast," but praised him on his ability to make good plays.