From DeSean Jackson to Darren Sproles, NFL Players Who Proved ‘Size Doesn’t Matter’

NFL is a sport of power and hence these players may be short but have showed us great powers while being on the field

Bob Sanders – 5’8

Sanders is 5’8 and with that he is also known for his strong safeties on the field. He is one of the strongest and toughest defenders for an opponent to deal with. He was drafted in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

DeSean Jackson – 5’10

Jackson is just 5’10” and just 175 pounds. Although he’s a small player, the wide receiver has been one of the most dynamic players in the league. In his rookie 2008 season, Jackson signed with the Eagles. 

Antoine Winfield – 5’10

Winfield weighs 180 pounds and is just 5’9, but he is considered to be one of the most experienced players when it comes to being a cornerback. His career started in the year 1999 and has battled through everyone’s doubts to become a player known for his bone crushing tackle tactics. 

Steve Smith – 5’9

Smith holds many records as well as awards for his receiving/punt and kick returning abilities. He is 5’9” and has recorded over 1,000 offensive yards six times. In 2005 he led every receiver in the league in every major receiving category.

Maurice Jones-Drew – 5’7

 With a height of 5’7” and weighing 210 pounds, he is considered to be the most versatile running back. He also accumulated 1,765 all-purpose offensive yards, and 16 offensive touchdowns. 

Darren Sproles – 5’6

Sproles weighs 190 pounds and is 5’6”. His height has never been an obstacle for him, as he’s been a 3-time Pro Bowl RB and Super Bowl winner with Philadelphia Eagles.

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