At 6’4″, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is one of the tallest wideouts in the NFL. But he’s not the tallest. That honor goes to Seattle Seahawks receiver Brandon Marshall, who stands 6’5″.
The Tallest Wide Receivers in the NFL
In the NFL, there are a lot of tall players. But who are the tallest wide receivers? The answer might surprise you. Here are the tallest wide receivers in the NFL.
Justin Jefferson- 6’3
As of the 2021 NFL season, the tallest wide receiver is Justin Jefferson, who is 6’3″. He plays for the Minnesota Vikings. The second tallest wide receiver is DeAndre Hopkins, who is 6’2″. He plays for the Arizona Cardinals.
Tee Higgins- 6’4
Weight: 215 lbs
Drafted: 2020, Round 2, Pick 33
Tee Higgins is a tall and lanky wide receiver who uses his long frame well to go up and catch balls in traffic. He has good body control and can adjust to errant throws. He isn’t the quickest receiver, but he has good play speed and can run routes well.
Laviska Shenault Jr.- 6’1
Shenault Jr. was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at Colorado, and was considered one of the top wide receiver prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Shenault Jr. is from DeSoto, Texas, and attended DeSoto High School, where he played football and ran track. He was rated as a four-star recruit and committed to play college football at Colorado Buffaloes over offers from Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas A&M, and others.
As a freshman at Colorado in 2018, Shenault caught 51 passes for 764 yards and eight touchdowns. He was named to the Freshman All-American team by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). As a sophomore in 2019, he had 86 receptions for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns.
The Tallest Tight Ends in the NFL
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league. The tallness of the players varies and so does their positions. The average height of an NFL player is about 6 feet 2 inches, but there are some players who are taller than that. In this article, we are going to take a look at the tallest wide receivers in the NFL.
Darren Waller- 6’6
Darren Waller (born September 29, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia Tech, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
At 6’6″, Waller is one of the tallest tight ends currently playing in the NFL. He has used his height to his advantage, becoming a red zone threat for the Raiders. In 2020, he had a career-high nine touchdown receptions.
Rob Gronkowski- 6’6
Rob Gronkowski, is a tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played nine seasons for the New England Patriots. He is widely considered one of the best tight ends in NFL history.
Gronkowski was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 42nd pick, after playing college football at Arizona. He made an immediate impact in his rookie season, earning a spot on the NFL All-Rookie Team. In 2011, Gronkowski set career highs with 10 receiving touchdowns and 1,327 receiving yards, being selected to his first Pro Bowl and being named a first-team All-Pro.
In 2012, he suffered multiple injuries, including a broken forearm and back surgery that caused him to miss several games; he still finished with 11 touchdown receptions as the Patriots won Super Bowl XLVI over the New York Giants. The following year, Gronkowski caught 55 passes for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns as he and quarterback Tom Brady helped lead New England to their second consecutive Super Bowl berth. In 2015, he was ranked by ESPN as one of their “25 Greatest Tight Ends of All Time”.
Evan Engram- 6’3
Evan Engram is an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi, and was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
At 6’3″, Engram is one of the taller tight ends in the NFL. He is also one of the more athletic tight ends, with good speed and agility for his size. Engram has been used as a receiver and a blocker, and has been successful in both roles.
Engram had a solid rookie season, catching 64 passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns. He followed that up with a good sophomore season, catching 45 passes for 577 yards and three touchdowns. However, he missed most of his junior season due to injury, catching just 22 passes for 320 yards and one touchdown.
Engram rebounded in his senior season, catching 44 passes for 497 yards and four touchdowns. He was named First-team All-SEC by both the AP and Coaches. Engram was also named a semifinalist for the Mackey Award, which is given to the nation’s top tight end.
The Tallest Quarterbacks in the NFL
There are many tall quarterbacks in the NFL, but who is the tallest? The answer may surprise you.
Josh Allen- 6’5
Josh Allen (born April 28, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wyoming, and was drafted by the Bills in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Standing at 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 237 pounds, Allen is one of the tallest quarterbacks currently playing in the NFL.
Drew Brees- 6’0
Drew Brees is a professional American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He had previously played for the San Diego Chargers. He was born on January 15, 1979, in Austin, Texas. Brees attended Westlake High School in Austin and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a senior, he was named the Offensive Player of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman and All-Central Texas.
Baker Mayfield- 6’1
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is the tallest player in the NFL at 6’1″. He is followed by New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton at 6’0″ and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady at 6’4″.
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