How the Ravens Measure Up

Some notable stats from the Ravens’ opening roster.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 11:23 am | Categories: Mike Duffy

The Ravens’ opening-day roster featured the most players that were 300 pounds or over in the AFC. 

Fourteen Ravens tip the scales at the 300-pound mark, beating the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers, who all boast 13. 

That list includes the entire offensive line and most of the defensive linemen, if you take out Trevor Pryce, Terrell Suggs and Paul Kruger. The group is lead by defensive tackle Brandon McKinney at 360 pounds.

In the entire league, the Dallas Cowboys top the list with 16 players over 300 pounds. 

Another interesting note is that as young as the Ravens have made themselves in the past few years, the Ravens have an AFC-low seven players that are rookies or first-year players, even though their average age is a relatively-low 26.45 years. The average age of players in the NFL is 26.61.

The average height of the Ravens’ roster is 6.15-feet while the average weight it 250.87 pounds. Baltimore has 12 players that are under 6-feet, while the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons lead the league with 15 players each under 6-feet. Baltimore’s tallest player is Jared Gaither at 6-9 and the shortest is Ray Rice at 5-8.

Just some nuggets to chew on during a rainy Thursday in Owings Mills.

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