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A Look at 2022 NFL Kickoff Weekend Rosters

CRIMSON TIDE PACES ALL COLLEGES FOR THE SIXTH STRAIGHT SEASON

TIDE ROLLING INTO NFL: For the sixth consecutive season, Alabama had the most or tied for the most players (58) on active NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters, the league announced today. The Crimson Tide also placed the most active NFL players on season-opening rosters in 2018 (44), 2019 (56), 2020 (53) and 2021 (54), and shared the league lead in 2017 (39). LSU (52) and Ohio State (52) ranked tied for second in 2022, followed by Georgia (44).

A total of 224 colleges were represented on Kickoff Weekend active rosters. The colleges with the most NFL players:

COLLEGEPLAYERSCOLLEGEPLAYERSCOLLEGEPLAYERS
Alabama58 Michigan33 Auburn24
LSU52 Oklahoma32 Miami (Fla.)24
Ohio State52 Iowa31 UCLA24
Georgia44 Clemson29 South Carolina23
Notre Dame37 Texas26 Stanford23
Penn State35 Washington26 Tennessee23
Florida33 Wisconsin26 Texas A&M23

 A breakdown by position of colleges with the most players in the NFL:

POS.SCHOOLPLAYERSPOS.SCHOOLPLAYERS
CMissouri4 DTAlabama10
GLSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State4 DEMichigan7
TAlabama, Florida5 LBGeorgia10
TENotre Dame5 DBAlabama14
QBMissouri, North Dakota State, Oklahoma3 PNorth Carolina State, Penn State2
RBAlabama6 KFlorida, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Memphis2
WROhio State7   

 QB BREAKDOWNA by-the-numbers look at the 32 starting quarterbacks in Week 1.

5Second-year Fields, CHI; M. Jones, NE; Lance, SF; Lawrence, JAX; Mills, HOU 
23First-round draft picksAllen, BUF; Burrow, CIN; Fields, CHI; Flacco, NYJ; Goff, DET; Herbert, LAC; Jackson, BAL; D. Jones, NYG; M. Jones, NE; Lance, SF; Lawrence, JAX; Mahomes, KC; Mariota, ATL; Mayfield, CAR; Murray, ARI; Rodgers, GB; Ryan, IND; Stafford, LAR; Tagovailoa, MIA; Tannehill, TEN; Trubisky, PIT; Wentz, WAS; Winston, NO 
1Drafted in the sixth round or later, or undraftedBrady, TB (sixth round)
7No. 1 overall picksBurrow, CIN; Goff, DET; Lawrence, JAX; Mayfield, CAR; Murray, ARI; Stafford, LAR; Winston, NO
5Drafted No. 75 overall or later, or undraftedBrady, TB; Brissett, CLE; Cousins, MIN; Prescott, DAL; Wilson, DEN
22Younger than 30 years oldAllen, BUF; Brissett, CLE; Burrow, CIN; Fields, CHI; Goff, DET; Herbert, LAC; Hurts, PHI; Jackson, BAL; D. Jones, NYG; M. Jones, NE; Lance, SF; Lawrence, JAX; Mahomes, KC; Mariota, ATL; Mayfield, CAR; Mills, HOU; Murray, ARI; Prescott, DAL; Tagovailoa, MIA; Trubisky, PIT; Wentz, WAS; Winston, NO
6From Texas, most from any stateHurts, PHI; Mahomes, KC; Mayfield, CAR; Murray, ARI; Stafford, LAR; Tannehill, TEN

THE TALL AND SHORT OF IT: On NFL Kickoff rosters, there were 304 players weighing under 200 pounds, 288 players under six-feet tall and 337 players weighing over 300 pounds.

The Buffalo Bills had 15 players weighing less than 200 pounds, the most in that category. Arizona had the most players under six-feet tall with 14, while the New York Giants had the most players weighing over 300 pounds with 14. 

A team-by-team player dimension breakdown based on 2022 Kickoff rosters:

AFC
TEAMUNDER 200 LBS.UNDER 6-FEETOVER 300 LBS.
Baltimore9713
Buffalo151011
Cincinnati7912
Cleveland979
Denver9128
Houston91312
Indianapolis8510
Jacksonville10109
Kansas City8912
Las Vegas7910
L.A. Chargers9911
Miami131210
New England91010
N.Y. Jets111111
Pittsburgh10810
Tennessee6117
NFC
TEAMUNDER 200 LBS.UNDER 6-FEETOVER 300 LBS.
Arizona121410
Atlanta11710
Carolina91013
Chicago9811
Dallas9412
Detroit7711
Green Bay7813
L.A. Rams111110
Minnesota7610
New Orleans1289
N.Y. Giants131014
Philadelphia111010
San Francisco869
Seattle111211
Tampa Bay7710
Washington1189

HEIGHT, WEIGHT & AGE AVERAGES AMONG WEEK 1 ROSTERS, 2022

AFC
TeamHeightWeightAge (Years)ExperienceRookie & 1st yearPlayers Age 30 & Over 
Baltimore Ravens6.20250.33*26.154.44910 
Buffalo Bills6.17241.2326.664.94712* 
Cincinnati Bengals6.18248.0426.044.285+4 
Cleveland Browns6.22242.7325.16+3.76103+ 
Denver Broncos6.17243.4326.264.00910 
Houston Texans6.15+244.9826.644.7199 
Indianapolis Colts6.24*246.3126.003.96105 
Jacksonville Jaguars6.19238.21+25.433.58+104 
Kansas City Chiefs6.20244.4825.653.9311*6 
Las Vegas Raiders6.18244.2026.043.9311*7 
Los Angeles Chargers6.20243.6226.044.15810 
Miami Dolphins6.17238.6726.224.4966 
New England Patriots6.15+245.2226.98*4.95*1012* 
New York Jets6.16240.7425.834.0496 
Pittsburgh Steelers6.19245.0825.894.0864 
Tennessee Titans6.17244.4326.254.2811*7 
AFC average6.18243.8626.084.228.817.19 
NFC average6.19243.6326.004.129.757.69 
All NFL average6.19243.7426.044.179.287.44 
* AFC high; + AFC low 
NFC
TeamHeightWeightAge (Years)ExperienceRookie & 1st yearPlayers Age 30 & Over 
Arizona Cardinals6.14+240.2426.875.05812 
Atlanta Falcons6.20244.7925.853.81117 
Carolina Panthers6.20245.3925.804.3065 
Chicago Bears6.19241.1325.763.5216*8 
Dallas Cowboys6.23*244.2025.553.62137 
Detroit Lions6.21244.2625.07+3.41+71+ 
Green Bay Packers6.23*248.24*25.964.18136 
Los Angeles Rams6.15238.28+25.873.7796 
Minnesota Vikings6.20244.3125.833.83119 
New Orleans Saints6.19242.8327.065.073+10 
New York Giants6.20245.3125.383.67138 
Philadelphia Eagles6.14+241.1125.673.7896 
San Francisco 49ers6.22243.6026.054.2288 
Seattle Seahawks6.16245.8926.244.301010 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers6.21246.9427.15*5.41+1013* 
Washington Commanders6.20241.5825.923.9297 
NFC average6.19243.6326.004.129.757.69 
AFC average6.18243.8626.084.228.817.19 
All NFL average6.18244.5626.084.209.638.13 
* NFC high; + NFC low