The NBA would be envious...
Sift through the NFL charts throughout history, and you’ll eventually come across a 1967 draft pick from the 10th round named Richard Sligh. Though he only played eight games during his brief NFL/AFL career, Sligh’s impact on the game was substantial — at least, in a trivia sense.
At 7 feet, the late Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals tackle still ranks as the tallest player in history, even in today’s game, which has seen a meteoric boom in the height category.
From Ed “Too Tall” Jones to the current Height King, Dan Skipper, here are the tallest players in NFL history who follow the 7-footer…
Ed "Too Tall" Jones
Height: 6-foot-9 (according to Pro Football Ref.)
7-foot-0 (according to Pro Football Ref.)