A Look at 2018 NFL Kickoff Weekend Rosters

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A Look at 2018 NFL Kickoff Weekend Rosters

Football Information 2018 Regular Week 01 English

A LOOK AT 2018 NFL KICKOFF WEEKEND ROSTERS;

ALABAMA LED ALL COLLEGES WITH 44 NFL PLAYERS​

SEC COUNTRY: Alabama had the most players on NFL Kickoff 2018 active rosters with 44, the NFL announced today. LSU, who ranked second in 2018 with 40 players on Week 1 rosters, tied for first with Alabama in 2017 with 39 players on Kickoff Weekend rosters and had previously ranked first in 2016 (42 players), 2015 (40) and 2014 (38).

A total of 261 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

44

Florida State

33

Stanford

27

Notre Dame

26

LSU

40

Southern California

32

Tennessee

27

Penn State

25

Florida

37

Clemson

29

UCLA

27

Texas

24

Miami

36

Auburn

28

Iowa

26

Oklahoma

23

Ohio State

36

Georgia

28

Michigan

26

Texas A&M

23


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

POS.

SCHOOL

PLAYERS

POS.

SCHOOL

PLAYERS

C

Florida, Missouri, Ohio State

3

DT

Alabama, LSU

6

G

Iowa, Michigan

4

DE

Miami

5

T

Texas Christian

6

LB

Alabama, Georgia

7

TE

Miami, Stanford

5

DB

Ohio State

10

QB

Michigan State, North Carolina State, Southern California

3

P

Tennessee

4

RB

LSU

6

K

Florida State

3

WR

Clemson, Texas Tech

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 11 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:

5

Rookie or 2nd-year

Peterman, BUF; Trubisky, CHI; Watson, HOU; Mahomes, KC; Darnold, NYJ (rookie)

19

1st-round Draft picks

Bradford, AZ; Ryan, ATL; Flacco, BAL; Newton, CAR; Trubisky, CHI; Stafford, DET; Rodgers, GB; Watson, HOU; Luck, IND; Bortles, JAX; Mahomes, KC; Rivers, LAC; Goff, LAR; Tannehill, MIA; Manning, NYG; Darnold, NYJ; Roethlisberger, PIT; Mariota, TEN; Smith, WAS

4

6th-Round Draft picks or later, or undrafted

Taylor, CLE (6th round); Keenum, DEN (undrafted); Brady, NE (6th round); Fitzpatrick, TB (7th round)

7

No. 1 overall picks

Bradford, AZ; Newton, CAR; Stafford, DET; Luck, IND; Goff, LAR; Manning, NYG; Smith, WAS

9

Drafted No. 75 overall or later, or undrafted

Peterman, BUF; Taylor, CLE; Prescott, DAL; Keenum, DEN; Cousins, MIN; Brady, NE; Foles, PHI; Wilson, SEA; Fitzpatrick, TB

16

Younger than 30 years old

Peterman, BUF; Newton, CAR; Trubisky, CHI; Taylor, CLE; Prescott, DAL; Watson, HOU; Luck, IND; Bortles, JAX; Mahomes, KC; Goff, LAR; Darnold, NYJ; Carr, OAK; Foles, PHI; Garoppolo, SF; Wilson, SEA; Mariota, TEN

8

From Texas, most of any state

Dalton, CIN; Keenum, DEN; Stafford, DET; Luck, IND; Mahomes, KC; Tannehill, MIA; Brees, NO; Foles, PHI


THE TALL AND SHORT OF IT
: On NFL Kickoff rosters, there were 294 players weighing under 200 pounds, 291 players under six-feet tall, and 357 players weighing over 300 pounds.

The New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers each have 13 players weighing less than 200 pounds, the most in that category. Carolina has the most players under six-feet tall with 14, while Pittsburgh has 14 players weighing over 300 pounds, the most in the league.

A team-by-team player dimension breakdown based on 2018 Kickoff rosters:

AFC

TEAM

UNDER 200 LBS.

UNDER 6-FEET

OVER 300 LBS.

Baltimore

9

 

10

 

10

 

Buffalo

11

 

9

 

11

 

Cincinnati

9

 

9

 

11

 

Cleveland

9

 

11

 

8

 

Denver

11

 

9

 

8

 

Houston

12

 

10

 

11

 

Indianapolis

9

 

6

 

13

 

Jacksonville

9

 

7

 

12

 

Kansas City

9

 

11

 

13

 

LA Chargers

9

 

13

 

9

 

Miami

8

 

9

 

11

 

New England

8

 

10

 

10

 

NY Jets

9

 

8

 

13

 

Oakland

5

 

11

 

11

 

Pittsburgh

10

 

10

 

14

 

Tennessee

9

 

10

 

12

 


NFC

TEAM

UNDER 200 LBS.

UNDER 6-FEET

OVER 300 LBS.

Arizona

7

 

9

 

10

 

Atlanta

11

 

10

 

11

 

Carolina

8

 

14

 

12

 

Chicago

8

 

5

 

10

 

Dallas

6

 

6

 

11

 

Detroit

8

 

11

 

12

 

Green Bay

8

 

4

 

13

 

LA Rams

12

 

10

 

9

 

Minnesota

8

 

7

 

11

 

New Orleans

10

 

10

 

11

 

NY Giants

13

 

10

 

13

 

Philadelphia

13

 

11

 

11

 

San Francisco

13

 

9

 

10

 

Seattle

4

 

8

 

11

 

Tampa Bay

11

 

9

 

12

 

Washington

8

 

5

 

13

 


HEIGHT, WEIGHT & AGE AVERAGES FOR 2018 AFC & NFC ROSTERS

AFC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Height

Weight

Age (Years)

Experience

Rookie & 1st year

Players Age 30 & Over

Baltimore

6.17

 

247.15

 

25.96

 

3.89

 

12

 

9

 

Buffalo

6.17

 

243.09

+

26.53

 

4.55

 

11

 

12

 

Cincinnati

6.19

 

246.96

 

25.38

 

3.70

 

11

 

7

 

Cleveland

6.15

+

244.53

 

25.19

+

3.21

+

13

*

3

+

Denver

6.17

 

244.23

 

26.06

 

3.81

 

13

*

8

 

Houston

6.18

 

245.98

 

25.55

 

3.72

 

12

 

5

 

Indianapolis

6.21

 

247.91

*

25.66

 

3.62

 

11

 

6

 

Jacksonville

6.20

 

247.74

 

25.55

 

3.83

 

7

+

3

 

Kansas City

6.17

 

247.30

 

25.68

 

3.74

 

12

 

6

 

LA Chargers

6.16

 

243.25

 

25.92

 

4.02

 

11

 

5

 

Miami

6.21

 

243.98

 

26.47

 

4.55

 

9

 

11

 

New England

6.16

 

245.96

 

26.83

 

5.04

 

7

+

11

 

NY Jets

6.20

 

245.49

 

26.04

 

4.08

 

9

 

3

+

Oakland

6.17

 

247.42

 

27.55

*

5.36

*

11

 

15

*

Pittsburgh

6.22

*

247.92

 

26.06

 

4.28

 

8

 

6

 

Tennessee

6.17

 

244.81

 

26.17

 

4.43

 

10

 

7

 

AFC Average

6.18

 

245.86

 

26.04

 

4.11

 

10.44

 

7.31

NFC Average

6.18

 

244.72

 

26.09

 

4.17

 

10.31

 

7.94

All NFL Average

6.18

 

245.29

 

26.06

 

4.14

 

10.38

 

7.63

* AFC high


+ AFC low


NFC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Height

Weight

Age (Years)

Experience

Rookie & 1st year

Players Age 30 & Over

Arizona

6.19

 

244.21

 

26.70

 

4.49

 

12

 

9

 

Atlanta

6.13

+

239.34

+

26.85

*

4.66

 

11

 

13

*

Carolina

6.15

 

247.38

 

26.72

 

4.79

*

10

 

11

 

Chicago

6.19

 

244.81

 

25.77

 

3.85

 

9

 

4

 

Dallas

6.20

 

246.70

 

25.51

 

3.55

 

13

 

2

+

Detroit

6.16

 

245.72

 

26.55

 

4.70

 

7

+

10

 

Green Bay

6.22

*

244.75

 

25.74

 

4.02

 

15

*

7

 

LA Rams

6.17

 

240.43

 

25.62

 

3.92

 

10

 

8

 

Minnesota

6.22

*

244.19

 

25.47

+

3.49

+

11

 

4

 

New Orleans

6.16

 

242.57

 

26.26

 

4.26

 

9

 

9

 

NY Giants

6.18

 

245.30

 

26.06

 

4.11

 

10

 

8

 

Philadelphia

6.16

 

244.81

 

26.33

 

4.71

 

10

 

10

 

San Francisco

6.19

 

243.81

 

25.83

 

3.88

 

7

+

8

 

Seattle

6.18

 

250.55

*

25.74

 

3.87

 

11

 

4

 

Tampa Bay

6.18

 

244.25

 

26.13

 

4.21

 

9

 

8

 

Washington

6.17

 

246.77

 

26.17

 

4.17

 

11

 

12

 

NFC Average

6.18

 

244.72

 

26.09

 

4.17

 

10.31

 

7.94

 

AFC Average

6.18

 

245.86

 

26.04

 

4.11

 

10.44

 

7.31

 

All NFL Average

6.18

 

245.29

 

26.06

 

4.14

 

10.38

 

7.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* NFC high

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ NFC low