The 10 Tallest Players in the NFL
In sports, size matters. While some of the most dominant basketball stars have stood over 7'0, the tallest active player in football is only 6’10. Even one of the most impressive physical specimens of the game, Rob Gronkowski, is just 6’6. So who are the 10 tallest players in the NFL?
10. Levine Toilolo, 6’8
The biggest Tight End in the league, Toilolo has played in every regular season game of his four-year career. He has recorded 62 receptions for 601 yards and six touchdowns, and started 11 games during the Falcons 2016 NFC Championship season.
9. Nate Solder, 6’8
Solder has been the regular LT for the New England Patriots since being drafted 17th overall in 2011. He missed just one game between 2011-14, but was limited to 4 games after a bicep injury in 2015.
8. Jermey Parnell, 6’8
Parnell, who missed just one game in the past two seasons as the starting RT for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is expected to be a team leader for a rebounding Jacksonville team in 2017.
7. Dennis Kelly, 6’8
Kelly, the 6'8 OT, was traded to the Tennessee Titans in the 2016 DeMarco Murry deal moving both teammates from Philadelphia to Tennessee. Kelly signed a multi-year extension with the Titans in the 2017 offseason.
6. Margus Hunt, 6’8
Nicknamed the ‘Estonian Giant,’ Hunt played three years with the Cincinnati Bangles before signing with Indianapolis in 2017. The DE has played in 44 games over his four-year career.
5. Calais Campbell, 6’8
Campbell, who signed as a free agent with Jacksonville in 2017, is a DE/DT with a recorded 56.5 career sacks. The talented defender was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft by Arizona and was a large part of the Cardinals recent success on defense.
4. Demar Dotson, 6’9
The Tampa Bay OT signed with the team in 2008 as an undrafted free agent. He has started 65 games for the Bucs, mostly at RT, but is known to line up as a receiver from time to time.
3. Trenton Brown, 6’9
The 6’9 San Francisco 49ers OT was selected in the 7th round of the 2015 draft. Brown started all 16 games in 2016.
2. Alejandro Villanueva, 6’9
The Pittsburgh Steeler's 6'9 OT graduated from West Point and served three tours in Afghanistan before joining the Steelers. He has started 26 games in his two-year career.
1. Dan Skipper, 6’10
The newest big man in football, 6’10 OT Dan Skipper is the tallest player in professional football. Skipper signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cowboys in May 2017. He has yet to play an NFL game, but is already making headlines in Dallas.