A Look at 2017 NFL Kickoff Weekend Rosters

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A Look at 2017 NFL Kickoff Weekend Rosters

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A LOOK AT 2017 NFL KICKOFF WEEKEND ROSTERS;

ALABAMA & LSU LED ALL COLLEGES WITH 39 NFL PLAYERS

​SEC COUNTRY: Alabama and LSU tied for the most players on NFL Kickoff 2017 active rosters with 39 each, the NFL announced today. LSU has ranked first the past three years, with 42 players in 2016, 40 in 2015 and 38 in 2014 on Kickoff Weekend rosters. 

A total of 259 colleges were represented on Kickoff Weekend active rosters. The colleges with the most players in the NFL: 

COLLEGE

PLAYERS

COLLEGE

PLAYERS

COLLEGE

PLAYERS

COLLEGE

PLAYERS

Alabama

39

Ohio State

35

California

28

Texas

25

LSU

39

Florida State

34

Notre Dame

28

Wisconsin

24

Southern California

37

Miami

34

UCLA

27

Penn State

23

Clemson

35

Georgia

30

Auburn

26

Stanford

23

Florida

35

Oklahoma

30

Michigan

25

Utah

23

 

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

POS.

SCHOOL

PLAYERS

POS.

SCHOOL

PLAYERS

C

Florida, Missouri

3

 

DT

Alabama

7

G

Alabama

4

 

DE

Arkansas, Penn State, Southern California

5

T

Florida, Iowa

5

 

LB

Florida State

8

TE

Notre Dame, Stanford

5

 

DB

Florida

10

QB

Michigan State, Southern California

4

 

P

Miami, Tennessee

3

RB

Alabama, Oklahoma

6

 

K

Florida State, Texas, UCLA

2

WR

Clemson

7

 

 

QB BREAKDOWN: Quarterbacks were in the spotlight once again on Kickoff Weekend and the NFL has now had at least one rookie quarterback start in Week 1 in 10 consecutive seasons, the longest streak in the NFL since at least 1950. 

A by-the-numbers look at the 32 starting quarterbacks in Week 1 (including projected starters for Miami and Tampa Bay):

4

Rookie or 2nd-year

Kizer, Cle (Rookie); Prescott, Dal; Goff, LAR; Wentz, Phi

17

1st-round Draft picks

Palmer, Az; Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Newton, Car; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; Bortles, Jax; Smith, KC; Rivers, LAC; Goff, LAR; Cutler*, Mia; Bradford, Min; Manning, NYG; Wentz, Phi; Roethlisberger, Pit; Winston*, TB; Mariota, Ten

5

6th-Round Draft picks or later, or undrafted

Taylor, Buf (Round 6); Siemian, Den (Round 7); Tolzien, Ind (undrafted); Brady, NE (Round 6), Hoyer, SF (undrafted)

8

No. 1 overall picks

Palmer, Az; Newton, Car; Stafford, Det; Smith, KC; Goff, LAR; Bradford, Min; Manning, NYG; Winston*, TB

10

Drafted No. 75 overall or later, or undrafted

Taylor, Buf; Prescott, Dal; Siemian, Den; Savage, Hou; Tolzien, Ind; Brady, NE; McCown, NYJ; Wilson, Sea; Hoyer, SF; Cousins, Was

18

Younger than 30 years old

Taylor, Buf; Newton, Car; Glennon, Chi; Dalton, Cin; Kizer, Cle; Prescott, Dal; Siemian, Den; Stafford, Det; Savage, Hou; Bortles, Jax; Goff, LAR; Bradford, Min; Carr, Oak; Wentz, Phi; Wilson, Sea; Winston*, TB; Mariota, Ten; Cousins, Was

6

From California, most of any state

Palmer, Az; Rodgers, GB; Smith, KC; Goff, LAR; Brady, NE; Carr, Oak

*Projected starter

THE TALL AND SHORT OF IT: On NFL Kickoff rosters, there were 291 players weighing under 200 pounds, 286 players under six feet tall, and 332 players weighing over 300 pounds.

San Francisco has 14 players weighing less than 200 pounds, the most of any team in that category. New England and Tampa Bay have the most players under six-feet tall with 13 each. Detroit and Green Bay both have 13 players weighing over 300 pounds, the most in the league. 

A team-by-team player dimension breakdown based on 2017 Kickoff rosters: 

AFC

TEAM

UNDER 200 LBS.

UNDER 6-FEET

OVER 300 LBS.

Baltimore

              7

 

7

 

12

 

Buffalo

11

 

11

 

12

 

Cincinnati

7

 

6

 

8

 

Cleveland

5

 

8

 

9

 

Denver

8

 

11

 

8

 

Houston

10

 

11

 

11

 

Indianapolis

9

 

10

 

9

 

Jacksonville

9

 

8

 

11

 

Kansas City

9

 

8

 

12

 

LA Chargers

6

 

10

 

9

 

Miami

8

 

6

 

11

 

New England

8

 

13

 

10

 

NY Jets

8

 

8

 

12

 

Oakland

7

 

6

 

10

 

Pittsburgh

8

 

8

 

11

 

Tennessee

8

 

10

 

11

 


​NFC

TEAM

UNDER 200 LBS.

UNDER 6-FEET

OVER 300 LBS.

Arizona

11

 

9

 

10

 

Atlanta

12

 

11

 

9

 

Carolina

8

 

10

 

12

 

Chicago

11

 

9

 

11

 

Dallas

9

 

7

 

9

 

Detroit

10

 

11

 

13

 

Green Bay

8

 

7

 

13

 

LA Rams

9

 

8

 

10

 

Minnesota

13

 

8

 

10

 

New Orleans

8

 

9

 

9

 

NY Giants

9

 

6

 

11

 

Philadelphia

13

 

11

 

8

 

San Francisco

14

 

9

 

11

 

Seattle

8

 

9

 

9

 

Tampa Bay

10

 

13

 

10

 

Washington

10

 

8

 

11

 


HEIGHT, WEIGHT & AGE AVERAGES FOR 2017 AFC & NFC ROSTERS

AFC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Height

Weight

Age (Years)

Experience

Rookie & 1st year

Players Age 30 & Over

Baltimore

6.20

 

248.15

 

26.72

 

4.34

 

11

 

14

*

Buffalo

6.15

+

245.83

 

26.81

*

4.74

*

12

 

10

 

Cincinnati

6.20

 

246.43

 

25.45

 

3.75

 

14

 

7

 

Cleveland

6.19

 

248.72

*

24.17

+

2.55

+

16

*

3

+

Denver

6.19

 

245.38

 

26.02

 

3.92

 

7

 

5

 

Houston

6.19

 

246.00

 

25.70

 

3.75

 

11

 

6

 

Indianapolis

6.19

 

244.96

 

25.66

 

3.60

 

13

 

6

 

Jacksonville

6.19

 

245.83

 

25.62

 

3.74

 

9

 

6

 

Kansas City

6.20

 

243.90

 

25.90

 

4.02

 

7

 

6

 

LA Chargers

6.19

 

244.89

 

25.94

 

3.75

 

13

 

6

 

Miami

6.18

 

245.04

 

26.55

 

4.53

 

11

 

11

 

New England

6.16

 

247.51

 

26.47

 

4.74

*

5

+

8

 

NY Jets

6.20

 

243.89

+

25.68

 

3.55

 

11

 

3

+

Oakland

6.19

 

248.45

 

25.96

 

3.79

 

11

 

6

 

Pittsburgh

6.22

*

248.00

 

26.13

 

4.34

 

9

 

7

 

Tennessee

6.16

 

246.81

 

26.45

 

4.64

 

8

 

10

 

AFC Average

6.19

 

246.24

 

25.95

 

3.98

 

10.50

 

7.13

 

NFC Average

6.18

 

244.54

 

26.15

 

4.22

 

10.56

 

7.81

 

All NFL Average

6.18

 

245.39

 

26.05

 

4.10

 

10.53

 

7.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* AFC high

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ AFC low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Height

Weight

Age (Years)

Experience

Rookie & 1st year

Players Age 30 & Over

Arizona

6.21

*

246.34

 

27.47

*

5.43

*

8

 

14

*

Atlanta

6.14

 

239.32

+

26.45

 

4.32

 

8

 

6

 

Carolina

6.19

 

247.58

*

26.77

 

4.91

 

9

 

13

 

Chicago

6.17

 

243.75

 

26.49

 

4.28

 

6

+

9

 

Dallas

6.15

 

244.00

 

26.02

 

4.36

 

10

 

7

 

Detroit

6.19

 

246.96

 

25.68

 

3.62

 

15

*

6

 

Green Bay

6.19

 

246.53

 

25.81

 

4.17

 

11

 

9

 

LA Rams

6.19

 

243.75

 

25.11

+

3.42

+

12

 

3

+

Minnesota

6.20

 

242.11

 

26.19

 

3.98

 

12

 

6

 

New Orleans

6.17

 

244.32

 

26.23

 

4.19

 

13

 

9

 

NY Giants

6.19

 

246.08

 

25.70

 

3.85

 

12

 

6

 

Philadelphia

6.13

+

243.96

 

26.47

 

4.75

 

9

 

9

 

San Francisco

6.17

 

244.08

 

25.75

 

3.85

 

14

 

8

 

Seattle

6.19

 

242.58

 

25.77

 

3.92

 

11

 

5

 

Tampa Bay

6.17

 

245.36

 

26.42

 

4.62

 

7

 

10

 

Washington

6.17

 

245.92

 

26.02

 

3.81

 

12

 

5

 

NFC Average

6.18

 

244.54

 

26.15

 

4.22

 

10.56

 

7.81

 

AFC Average

6.19

 

246.24

 

25.95

 

3.98

 

10.50

 

7.13

 

All NFL Average

6.18

 

245.39

 

26.05

 

4.10

 

10.53

 

7.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* NFC high

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ NFC low