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Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter 

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Updated October 22, 2019 1.3k votes 132 voters 2.8k views 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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Tarik Cohen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter

Teams: Chicago Bears

5 feet, 6 inches

2
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back and Return specialist from Waterloo

Age: 32

Teams: Philadelphia Eagles

5 feet, 6 inches

3
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback from New Orleans

Age: 26

Teams: Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

5 feet, 9 inches

4
Devin Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Devin Singletary

5 feet, 7 inches

5
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back from Hackensack

Age: 26

Teams: Baltimore Ravens

5 feet, 9 inches

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

Age: 23

Teams: Atlanta Falcons

5 feet, 8 inches

7
Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back from Coconut Grove

Age: 32

Teams: Buffalo Bills

5 feet, 9 inches

8
Phillip Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter

Teams: Denver Broncos

5 feet, 8 inches

9
Marquise Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Wide receiver from Hollywood

Teams: Baltimore Ravens

5 feet, 9 inches

10
Aaron Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter

Teams: Green Bay Packers

5 feet, 9 inches

11
Marquise Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Wide receiver from Lubbock

Age: 25

Teams: San Francisco 49ers

5 feet, 9 inches

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

5 feet, 6 inches

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

5 feet, 8 inches

14
Cole Beasley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter

Age: 26

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

5 feet, 8 inches

15
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back from Albany

Age: 25

Teams: Tennessee Titans

5 feet, 8 inches

16
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Tavon Austin

Age: 24

Teams: St. Louis Rams

5 feet, 8 inches

17
Duke Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back from Miami

Teams: Houston Texans

18
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Placekicker from Orange

Age: 40

Teams: Atlanta Falcons

5 feet, 9 inches

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

Teams: New York Jets

5 feet, 9 inches

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

5 feet, 7 inches

21
Chris Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Running back from Greenville

Age: 25

Teams: Washington Redskins

5 feet, 8 inches

22
Lamarcus Joyner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Safety from Miami

Age: 25

Teams: Florida State Seminoles football

5 feet, 8 inches

23
DeAndre Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
DeAndre Washington

5 feet, 8 inches

24
Chase Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
Chase Edmonds

5 feet, 9 inches

25
De'Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter
De'Anthony Thomas

5 feet, 8 inches