What is the average weight of an NFL player?
There is not an average weight, per se, of a NFL player. Rather, there is an ideal weight for each position. There is a lot more than that, but the NFL Draft reports do a great job of comparing the current crop of NFL prospects. The lists is compiled by numerous scouts and analysts, and the majority of the official results are derived annually at the NFL Combine.
The "average" or tiers of prospects are classified into "measurables" like weight, height, strength, speed, agility, football IQ and crazy things like medical history and so forth. Then there are "un-measurables", like drive and determination. It shows that "averages" in the NFL are really only statistics to begin an evaluation. And like any investment's prospectus, the info isn't always worth the paper its printed on, so there is no guarantee.
The 2013 New England Patriots are the largest team in the NFL based on average weight of players. The Pats clock in at an average 251.6 pounds per player. The Oakland Raiders are second with an average weight of 250.9 pounds per player and the San Diego Chargers round out the top three with an average weight of 250.3 pounds per player. The numbers represent the average weight per roster of the teams in the…
It depends on the position of the player. According to a 2006 ESPN article, "The average weight in the NFL has grown by 10 percent since 1985 to a current average of 248 pounds. The heaviest position, offensive tackle, went from 281 pounds two decades ago to 318 pounds." Most pro football players are over 6 feet tall. Some kickers can be shorter however.