What is the typical height of an NFL player?

Both in height and weight, NFL players are big. The average player height is 6 feet 4 inches. Players can be between 6 feet and 6 feet 8 inches tall. A NFL player probably won’t weigh less than 250 pounds.

SB Nation says that players who are drafted now are bigger than those who were picked in the 1970s and 1980s. For example, the average defensive tackle in 2013 weighed about 305 pounds, while a defensive player in the 1970s weighed about 270 pounds.

At the moment, nose tackles are the heaviest players in the NFL. In most sports, the average male athlete weighs about 210 pounds and is about 6 feet, 1 inch tall.


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