Breakdown of NFL rosters: Alabama produces most players, Redskins are heaviest team

A general view of the NFL Kickoff logo on display. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – Courtesy of NFL Communications, here’s a breakdown of each of the rosters of the 32 NFL teams for kickoff weekend.

TUSCALOOSA PIPELINE: Alabama had the most players, 56, on active 2019 NFL Kickoff rosters, the league announced today. The Crimson Tide also placed the most NFL players on season-opening rosters in 2018, with 44. Ohio State (44) ranked second in 2019, after previously ranking fifth with 36 last season.

A total of 254 colleges were represented on Kickoff Weekend active rosters. The colleges with the most players in the NFL:

COLLEGE PLAYERS COLLEGE PLAYERS COLLEGE PLAYERS COLLEGE PLAYERS
Alabama 56 Florida State 32 Auburn 26 Iowa 25
Ohio State 44 Oklahoma 31 Penn State 26 Notre Dame 25
Miami (Fla.) 36 Georgia 29 Stanford 26 Tennessee 25
Florida 35 Clemson 28 Washington 26 Southern California 24
LSU 35 Texas A&M 27 Wisconsin 26

A breakdown by position of colleges with the most players in the NFL:​

POS. SCHOOL PLAYERS POS. SCHOOL PLAYERS
C Florida 4 DT Alabama 6
G Iowa 4 DE Miami (Fla.) 7
T Florida, Oklahoma 5 LB Alabama 10
TE Stanford 5 DB Alabama 13
QB North Carolina State 4 P Tennessee 4
RB Alabama 6 K Memphis, Texas A&M 2
WR Clemson 8

 

QB BREAKDOWNQuarterbacks were in the spotlight once again on Kickoff Weekend and the NFL has now had at least one rookie quarterback start in Week 1 in 12 consecutive seasons, the longest streak in the NFL since at least 1950.

A by-the-numbers look at the 32 starting quarterbacks in Week 1:

5 Rookie or second-year Allen, BUF; Darnold, NYJ; Jackson, BAL; Mayfield, CLE; Murray, ARI (rookie)
20 First-round draft picks Allen, BUF; Darnold, NYJ; Flacco, DEN; Goff, LAR; Jackson, BAL; Mahomes, KC; Manning, NYG; Mariota, TEN; Mayfield, CLE; Murray, ARI; Newton, CAR; Rivers, LAC; Rodgers, GB; Roethlisberger, PIT; Ryan, ATL; Stafford, DET; Trubisky, CHI; Watson, HOU; Wentz, PHI; Winston, TB
3 Sixth-round draft picks or later, or undrafted Brady, NE (sixth round); Fitzpatrick, MIA (seventh round); Keenum, WAS (undrafted)
7 No. 1 overall picks Goff, LAR; Manning, NYG; Mayfield, CLE; Murray, ARI; Newton, CAR; Stafford, DET; Winston, TB
8 Drafted No. 75 overall or later, or undrafted Brady, NE; Brissett, IND; Cousins, MIN; Fitzpatrick, MIA; Foles, JAX; Prescott, DAL; Keenum, WAS; Wilson, SEA
16 Younger than 30 years old Allen, BUF; Brissett, IND; Carr, OAK; Darnold, NYG; Garoppolo, SF; Goff, LAR; Jackson, BAL; Mahomes, KC; Mariota, TEN; Mayfield, CLE; Murray, ARI; Prescott, DAL; Trubisky, CHI; Watson, HOU; Wentz, PHI; Winston, TB
8 From Texas, most of any state Brees, NO; Dalton, CIN; Foles, JAX; Keenum, WAS; Mahomes, KC; Mayfield, CLE; Murray, ARI; Stafford, DET

 

THE TALL AND SHORT OF IT: On NFL Kickoff rosters, there were 288 players weighing under 200 pounds, 313 players under six-feet tall, and 351 players weighing over 300 pounds.

The San Francisco 49ers have 14 players weighing less than 200 pounds, the most in that category. Tennessee has the most players under six-feet tall with 14, while Kansas City and Washington each have 14 players weighing over 300 pounds, the most in the league. ​

A team-by-team player dimension breakdown based on 2019 Kickoff rosters:

AFC

TEAM

UNDER 200 LBS. UNDER 6-FEET OVER 300 LBS.

Baltimore

6 9 13

Buffalo

12 10 12

Cincinnati

7 10 12

Cleveland

10 13 9

Denver

10 9 7

Houston

12 10 10

Indianapolis

10 4 7

Jacksonville

11 6 12

Kansas City

9 12 14

LA Chargers

7 11 9

Miami

7 9 12

New England

6 12 9

NY Jets

8 8 13

Oakland

7 10 11

Pittsburgh

11 11 13

Tennessee

11 14 12


NFC

TEAM

UNDER 200 LBS. UNDER 6-FEET OVER 300 LBS.

Arizona

11 11 11

Atlanta

12 9 12

Carolina

6 11 11

Chicago

8 11 12

Dallas

7 5 12

Detroit

11 11 11

Green Bay

10 9 12

LA Rams

13 12 10

Minnesota

8 10 10

New Orleans

9 7 12

NY Giants

9 12 12

Philadelphia

9 9 11

San Francisco

14 11 5

Seattle

6 11 10

Tampa Bay

6 11 11

Washington

5 5 14

 

 

HEIGHT, WEIGHT & AGE AVERAGES FOR 2019 AFC & NFC ROSTERS

 

AFC
Team Height Weight Age (Years) Experience Rookie & 1st year Players Age 30 & Over
Baltimore 6.16 245.64 26.13 4.17 12 9
Buffalo 6.17 244.04 26.47 4.47 8 10
Cincinnati 6.19  249.47 * 25.94 4.28 9 8
Cleveland 6.15 243.17 25.42 3.55 11 3+
Denver 6.17 241.66 25.74 3.34 14 6
Houston 6.17 245.47 26.09 4.23  7  + 6
Indianapolis 6.20  241.21+ 25.74 3.83 9 6
Jacksonville 6.19 244.96 25.40 3.60 14 4
Kansas City 6.16 247.32 25.92 4.11 9 6
LA Chargers 6.16 242.32 25.92 3.91 11 10
Miami 6.17 243.77 25.11  + 3.09  +  15  * 5
New England 6.16 244.87 27.23   * 5.30  * 10 13  *
NY Jets 6.19 248.43 26.47 4.19 10 9
Oakland 6.19 248.36 25.55 3.70 13 4
Pittsburgh  6.21  * 248.51 25.81 4.09 11 7
Tennessee  6.14  + 244.64 26.47 4.53      7  + 7
AFC average 6.17 245.24 25.96 4.02 10.63 7.06
NFC average 6.17 245.13 26.04 4.16 10.75 8.06
All NFL average 6.17 245.19 26.00 4.09 10.69 7.56
* AFC high
+ AFC low
NFC
Team Height Weight Age (Years) Experience Rookie & 1st year Players Age 30 & Over
Arizona 6.15 245.06 26.26 4.45 14 12
Atlanta  6.13  + 242.43 26.89  * 4.92 9 14  *
Carolina 6.16 246.79 26.15 4.13 11 10
Chicago 6.14 245.92 26.17 4.40 8 9
Dallas 6.18 249.85* 26.23 4.38 7  + 5
Detroit 6.17 243.30 26.26 4.25 12 8
Green Bay  6.20 * 244.60 25.58 3.74 11 6
LA Rams 6.14 240.30 25.64 3.91 15  * 6
Minnesota 6.18 244.42 25.58 3.70 14 7
New Orleans 6.18 244.91 26.23 4.43 8 8
NY Giants 6.19 245.69 25.94 3.92 10 8
Philadelphia 6.19 247.92 26.72  5.04  *     7  + 11
San Francisco 6.17  237.85+ 25.75 3.72 10 5
Seattle 6.16 248.64 25.60 3.87 11 7
Tampa Bay 6.20  * 247.38 25.38  +  3.60  + 12  3  +
Washington 6.16 247.06 26.32 4.17 13 10
NFC average 6.17 245.13 26.04 4.16 10.75 8.06
AFC average 6.17 245.24 25.96 4.02 10.63 7.06
All NFL average 6.17 245.19 26.00 4.09 10.69 7.56
* NFC high
+ NFC low

 

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