The Tallest NFL Player Currently and The Tallest of All Time

Are you curious about who the tallest NFL player is currently?

Well, in football, size and strength are very important as big guys use their big bodies to overpower their rivals on the field.

At present, the tallest NFL players are making the most of their height to do well in the game.

From the long-armed linemen driving the offence to the giant tight ends who catch the ball high in the air, being tall provides these NFL stars a significant advantage.

Who holds the title of the tallest NFL player right now? Consider this your go-to source for all things height-related in the world’s most popular professional football league.

An image of the tallest NFL player, Dan Skipper
Dan Skipper, offensive guard for Detroit Lions
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Who is the tallest NFL player today?

Currently, the tallest player in the NFL is Dan Skipper, who boasts a height of 6 feet 10 inches. 

Dan Skipper is closely followed in height by at least 3 other players who are 6-foot-9-inches tall.

These 3 professional athletes are; Caleb Jones from the Green Bay Packers, Alfredo Gutierrez from the San Francisco 49ers, and Roy Mbaeteka from the Chicago Bears.

1. Dan Skipper

Born on September 20, 1994, the 29 years old player is currently the tallest in the league.

Dan Skipper plays offensive tackle for Detroit Lions at the NFL.

The player stands an impressive 6 feet 10 inches tall. Skipper won the Super Bowl LIII in 2019, even though he had his best career success in 2022, when he almost took the Detroit Lions to the playoffs.

2. Caleb Jones

Caleb Jones is a 24 year old NFL offensive tackler who plays for Green Bay Packers.

He is currently the second tallest in  the league standing at an impressive height of 6-foot-9-inches.

An image of the second tallest NFL Player
Caleb Jones, Second tallest NFL Player, and his Green Bay Packers teammates. Photo Credit: Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

3. Alfredo Gutiérrez

Alfredo Gutiérrez is a Mexican pro footballer who plays offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.

He is ranked at a joint second tallest NFL player with Caleb Jones at 6-foot-9-inches.

Additionally, Gutiérrez weighs 332 ponds which is quite lighter compared to Caleb Jones’ weight of 370 pounds.

4. Roy Mbaeteka

Roy is a 23 year old Offensive tackle who plays for Chicago Bears. He is also 6-foot-9-inches tall, just like Caleb Jones and Alfredo Gutiérrez.

An image of Roy Mbaeteka
Roy Mbaeteka Photo Credit: giants

5. Calais Campbell

Campbell is currently the tallest defensive NFL player, standing at an impressive 6-foot-8-inches tall.

He runs the defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL.

An image of NFL player, Calais Campbell
Calais Campbell
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Who is the Tallest NFL player of All Time?

Richard Sligh, a defensive tackle, holds the record as the tallest NFL player ever, standing at a towering seven feet.

Even with the average height of American men gradually increasing, the 10th round in the 1967 draft still maintains this record.

Are there any 7-foot tall NFL players?

Richard Sligh holds the record for the tallest and the only 7-feet tall NFL player to ever exist.

At present, the tallest NFL player is 6 feet 9 inches.

Who is the Heaviest NFL Player?

The heaviest NFL player to ever exist is the former NFL offensive tackle for Detroit Lions, Aaron Gibson.

Gibson is the all-time heaviest player in NFL history, weighing in at 410 pounds.

Additionally, Aaron Gibson holds the title for being the heaviest player in the NFL. He is 6 feet 6 inches and weighs an impressive 410 pounds.

Currently, Daniel Faalele of the Baltimore Ravens is the heaviest player in the NFL on a roaster. He weighs an astonishing 174 kilograms (384 pounds). 

Who is the Shortest NFL Player?

The smallest player in the league is the New England Patriots running back, J.J. Taylor.

The professional footballer is 5 feet 6 inches. He’s among the three shortest players just under 5 feet 7 inches.

Boston Scott from the Philadelphia Eagles and Deonte Harty, a receiver and return specialist for the New Orleans Saints are the other two who fall below 5 feet 7 inches.

Also important to note is that, the all-time shortest NFL player was Jack Shapiro, who stood 5-foot-1.

J.J Taylor NFL’s shortest player

Conclusion

The National Football League is a league of giants, where height is a valuable asset for many positions.

The tallest NFL players right now is Dan Skipper who stands at an impressive 6 feet 10 inches and uses his height to his advantage on the field.

Additionally, the tallest NFL player ever was Richard Sligh, who was 7 feet tall and played for the Raiders in 1967. He is the only player to ever reach that height in the NFL.

Whether you are a fan of the the Detroit Lions, Packers, 49ers, Colts, or the Bears, you can appreciate the talent and skill of these towering players who are the tallest of them all.

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