NFL

Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter  

Ranker NFL
433 votes 26 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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Avonte Maddox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Avonte Maddox Cornerback

5 feet, 9 inches

2
Austin Seibert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Austin Seibert Kicker

5 feet, 9 inches

3
Ito Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 9 inches

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

5 feet, 9 inches

5
Randy Bullock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Kicker

5 feet, 9 inches

6
Jake Elliott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Kicker

5 feet, 9 inches

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

5 feet, 6 inches

8
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Devonta Freeman Running back

5 feet, 8 inches

9
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back, Return specialist

5 feet, 6 inches

10
Cole Beasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Wide receiver

5 feet, 8 inches

11
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Kicker

5 feet, 9 inches

12
Jamison Crowder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Wide receiver

5 feet, 9 inches

13
Aaron Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 9 inches

14
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 8 inches

15
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 9 inches

16
Andy Isabella is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Andy Isabella Wide receiver

5 feet, 9 inches

17
Quandre Diggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Quandre Diggs Cornerback

5 feet, 9 inches

18
Bryce Callahan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Bryce Callahan Cornerback

5 feet, 9 inches

19
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback

5 feet, 9 inches

20
Devin Singletary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Devin Singletary Running back

5 feet, 7 inches

21
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Tavon Austin Wide receiver

5 feet, 8 inches

22
Taylor Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Taylor Gabriel Wide receiver

5 feet, 7 inches

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

5 feet, 8 inches

24
Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 9 inches

25
Phillip Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back

5 feet, 8 inches