The heaviest players in the NFL 2023 consist of players who weigh 350 pounds. Although they have large frames, their speed and agility match their size.
The richest NFL players 2023
The title of the NFL’s heaviest player is the offensive struggle. Having great mental toughness is essential for these offensive linemen in protecting their quarterback, and allowing them to open up return lanes.
Here are the top ten NFL players of the moment…
10. Evan Neal, 350 pounds
Evan Neal was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He impressed at Alabama over three years, starting all the time at left tackle, right tackle, and left tackle. He was a former 5-star recruit and first baseman at IMG Academy.
However, in his rookie season, Neal allowed 52 tackles (sixth most in the NFL) and five sacks in 13 starts. He also missed four games with an ankle injury. Neal will look to bounce back in his sophomore year and have the same first-round pick.
9. Quinton Bohanna, 360 pounds
Quinton Bohanna and absolute tank at 6’4″ 360 pounds. The Cowboys drafted him in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft to bolster their defense. Bohanna didn’t play much in his rookie year and made very few tackles. He had the most snaps in his sophomore year and recorded 19 tackles, three forced fumbles, and one for a loss.
Bohanna should continue to improve at this point. However, it is unclear if he will make the 53-man roster in the 2023 season as he has to compete with a loaded defensive back room.
8. Orlando Brown Jr., 363 pounds
Following in the footsteps of his father, Orlando “Zeus” Brown, Orlando Brown Jr entered the league with high expectations. Brown was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft because of his height at 6’8″ and great size at 363 pounds.
Brown was traded to the Chiefs in 2021. There, he helped the team win the title Lombardi trophy against the Eagles. He was a key factor in protecting his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. After winning Super Bowl LVIII, the Bengals signed Brown in free agency in hopes of strengthening their offensive line. After all, he was one of the best drivers in the freestyle game.
7. Mekhi Becton, 363 pounds
Standing at 6’7″ and weighing 363 pounds, Mekhi Becton is one of the richest players in the NFL today. He was one of the most anticipated college football players of his time because of his size and athleticism. This is why the Jets drafted him in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Becton had an impressive rookie season as a left tackle on offense. Through the final seven weeks of the 2020 season, he ranked ninth in strikeouts and tenth in strikeouts among qualified left tackles. However, after his rookie season, Becton suffered multiple injuries that caused him to miss the last two seasons. He is expected to return in the 2023 season.
6. Jordan Maiata, 365 pounds
Former Australian rugby player, Jordan Mailata he had never played football before being selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. However, Philadelphia took a chance on him as a development prospect because of his ridiculous looks. Since then, he has become one of the best players in the league and has signed four years, adding $64 million and the Eagles.
Mailata’s combination of size, speed, and quick feet complement his large frame. Additionally, his ability has improved over the years to protect his quarterback and allow open lanes for his return. It’s one of the main reasons Philadelphia has one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL.
5. Ben Cleveland, 370 pounds
Ben Cleveland he is one of the heaviest NFL players in 2023 at 370 pounds. The Ravens drafted him in the 2022 NFL Draft because of his size. He played primarily as a backup in his rookie season, playing 367 snaps at left guard and 95 snaps at right tackle.
In the upcoming 2023 season, there is a good chance Cleveland will start at left tackle. He has already shown flashes in a few scenes last season.
4. Caleb Jones, 370 pounds
At 6’9″ 370 pounds, Caleb Jones is a rare specimen. He went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft but was signed by the Green Bay Packers due to lack of depth on the offensive line. He was drafted into the draft later in the season but has yet to make his NFL debut.
Caleb Jones had an impressive college career. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2019. The following year, he helped the Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed per game (1.25), which ranked 17th in the nation.
3. Trent Brown, 370 pounds
Trent Brown was drafted by the 49ers in the 2015 NFL Draft because of his size, standing at 6’8″ and weighing 370 pounds. He was one of the the richest players in the NFL at one time, weighing 380 pounds. Over the years, he has shown his versatility playing right and left.
Brown’s career peaked when he was traded to the Patriots in 2018. He was a key player in their run, strengthening the offensive line and protecting his quarterback, Tom Brady.
2. Dawand Jones, 374 pounds
Dawand Jones is one of the most valuable 2023 players for the Browns after drafting him in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. At 6’8″ 374 pounds with a 7-inch, 5-inch wingspan, he is a complete unit that can knock down the guy in front of him. In his two years as a starter at Ohio State, he allowed just 15 touchdowns.
The Browns already have one of the best offensive lines in the league even before signing Jones. Adding Jones makes them even more dangerous.
1. Daniel Flight, 380 pounds
Drafted by the Ravens in the 2022 NFL Draft, Daniel Faalale is currently the NFL’s richest player. The Australian fighter was already heavy, weighing 426 pounds when he first arrived in Minnesota.
Like Mailata, Faalele is a promising prospect and has a similar frame at 6’8″ 380 pounds. He has the potential to be a contender because his physical talent is hard to come by. Now entering his second year, Faalele should have done well.