Pat Watkins (6’5″) is believed to be the tallest safety in NFL history.
How tall is the average NFL cornerback?
The cornerback is typically the fastest of the defensive backs. The ideal NFL cornerback can run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, weighs between 180 and 190 pounds, and is at least 6 feet tall. However, the average NFL cornerback is about 5’10”.
Has there ever been a 7ft NFL player?
At 7’0″, Richard Sligh is, officially, the tallest player in NFL history. He was drafted in the 10th round of the 1967 Common Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
How much do safeties weigh?
Size requirements for the safety position can vary depending on which team you ask, but the general rule of thumb is taller than 6’0″ and heavier than 200 lbs. That can fluctuate, of course, but your dream safety who never leaves the field has to be big enough to stop the run and cover the field with range.
Who did Too Tall Jones fight?
The Meneses bout was the only one of Jones’ fights he would not win by knockout. But his other five opponents were journeymen at best, with the arguable exception of Mexican heavyweight champ Fernando Montes, whom Jones knocked out in just 44 seconds on November 24, 1979.