NFL

Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter  

Ranker NFL
316 votes 23 voters 67 items

List Rules Vote up the players under 5'10" who best prove good things come in small packages.

Football is a sport famous for its big men putting big hits on their opponents, using their size and strength to overpower other players on the field, which is what makes the shortest current NFL players so impressive. All the smallest football players in the league right now prove how much can be accomplished with quickness, skill, and drive.

Running backs like Devonta Freeman and Jalen Richard have been able to exploit their small stature to sneak through holes and defenses and get into open space where their speed can be useful. While wide receivers tend to be on the taller side, WRs Tavon Austin and Jamison Crowder haven't needed a height advantage to carve out an NFL niche as talented pass catchers.

So who are the best small football players? Who are the shortest players who have accomplished the most with the least? Vote up the players whose skills more than outshine their small size, then head over and check out some more successful short athletes.

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Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Kicker

5 feet, 9 inches

2
Tarik Cohen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 6 inches

3
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back, Return specialist

5 feet, 6 inches

4
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Devonta Freeman Running back

5 feet, 8 inches

5
Cole Beasley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Wide receiver

5 feet, 8 inches

6
Jamison Crowder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Wide receiver

5 feet, 9 inches

7
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 8 inches

8
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Tavon Austin Wide receiver

5 feet, 8 inches

9
Jalen Richard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Jalen Richard Running back

5 feet, 8 inches

10
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 9 inches

11
Jojo Natson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Jojo Natson Wide receiver

5 feet, 7 inches

12
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback

5 feet, 9 inches

13
Ryan Switzer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Ryan Switzer Wide receiver

5 feet, 8 inches

14
Marquise Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Wide receiver

5 feet, 9 inches

15
Aaron Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 9 inches

16
Devin Singletary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Devin Singletary Running back

5 feet, 7 inches

17
Deonte Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Deonte Harris Wide receiver

5 feet, 6 inches

18
Duke Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back
19
Taylor Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Taylor Gabriel Wide receiver

5 feet, 7 inches

20
Lamarcus Joyner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Safety

5 feet, 8 inches

21
Duke Shelley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Duke Shelley Cornerback

5 feet, 8 inches

22
DeAndre Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
DeAndre Washington Running back

5 feet, 8 inches

23
Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 9 inches

24
Andy Isabella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Andy Isabella Wide receiver

5 feet, 9 inches

25
Quandre Diggs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Quandre Diggs Cornerback

5 feet, 9 inches