Tallest NFL Wide Receivers

Who Are the Tallest Wide Receivers in the NFL? (2023-24)

I’ve been a sports performance coach for twenty years and I’ve always valued providing college wide receivers with insights into the heights and weights of NFL players. This has proved to be both motivational for athletes needing to add size but also a reality check.

This season, I’ve dedicated the same effort to my research as in previous years. I examined the 53-man active rosters from the 2023 NFL season, immediately following the final preseason cuts, a total of nearly 1700 players.

By popular demand, I have put together a specialized guide centered on the NFL’s tallest wide receivers. Get ready to share some random, yet insightful, football facts with your friends.

The Tallest NFL Wide Receivers

The National Football League boasts a remarkable diversity in player heights, particularly among wide receivers. At the pinnacle of this height spectrum are four wide receivers, each standing at an impressive 6 feet 5 inches tall. This size is substantially above the average for wide receivers, who typically measure around 6’0 1/2″.

Additionally, the league features approximately 20 more wide receivers who are just an inch shy of this mark, standing at 6 feet 4 inches. I’ve included an additional list with those guys just below.

Mike Evans

  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 231 lbs
  • Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • College: Texas A&M
  • Draft: 2014, 1st round (7th overall)
  • Years in NFL: 10

Allen Lazard

  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 227 lbs
  • Team: New York Jets
  • College: Iowa State
  • Draft: 2018, Undrafted
  • Years in NFL: 6

Equanimeous St. Brown

  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 214 lbs
  • Team: Chicago Bears
  • College: Notre Dame
  • Draft: 2018, 6th round (207th overall)
  • Years in NFL: 6

A.T. Perry

  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • College: Wake Forest
  • Draft: 2023, 6th round (195th overall)
  • Years in NFL: Rookie

6’4″ Wide Receivers

As promised, here are the next tallest wide receivers in the NFL, all listed at 6’4″.

Player NameTeam
DJ CharkCarolina Panthers
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKansas City Chiefs
Jake BoboSeattle Seahawks
Christian WatsonGreen Bay Packers
Justyn RossKansas City Chiefs
Nico CollinsHouston Texans
Elijah CooksJacksonville Jaguars
Quentin JohnstonLos Angeles Chargers
Courtland SuttonDenver Broncos
Mike WilliamsLos Angeles Chargers
Drake LondonAtlanta Falcons
Tee HigginsCincinnati Bengals
Irvin CharlesNew York Jets
Miles BoykinPittsburgh Steelers
Mack HollinsAtlanta Falcons
Michael PittmanIndianapolis Colts
Justin ShorterBuffalo Bills
DK MetcalfSeattle Seahawks
Chase ClaypoolChicago Bears

Final Thoughts

While height is undoubtedly an advantage in the wide receiver position, offering benefits in reach and physical presence, it is important to recognize that it is just one aspect of a player’s overall capability.

Work ethic, technical skill, agility, and mental toughness are equally, if not more, vital for success. These attributes drive a player’s ability to execute plays, adapt to various game situations, and maintain consistent performance.

Ultimately, the most effective wide receivers blend their physical advantages with relentless dedication and honed skills to excel in the demanding arena of professional football.

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