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Endless bench presses and 40″ verticals are great, but what matters is who shows up on game day. The following players are the best of both worlds: beasts on and off the field.
OT | Redskins
WEIGHT: 318 lbs
NOTE: A gifted run blocker, Williams is blessed with good size and the ability to drive defensive linemen into the turf.
C | Eagles
WEIGHT: 282 lbs
NOTE: Quick and mobile, Kelce can pick up the blitz and is a more-than-effective zone blocker.
RB | Cowboys
WEIGHT: 225 lbs
NOTE: A power back who uses his lead shoulder to destroy defenders, he rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2016.
WR | Giants
WEIGHT: 230 lbs
NOTE: Marshall caught 109 passes for 1,502 yards in 2015; his muscular arms allow him to drop and shed would-be tacklers.
OG | Bills
WEIGHT: 314 lbs
NOTE: This converted DT is a powerful point-of-attack player who can stuff the inside and is versatile enough to play right tackle.
OT | Steelers
WEIGHT: 330 lbs
NOTE: Gilbert is blessed with long arms and incredible strength (he can bench 225 for 30 reps) and is one of the best tackles in pass protection.
WR | Giants
WEIGHT: 198 lbs
NOTE: OBJ’s quick hands, superb balance, and insane hops all led to 101 catches and 1,367 yards in his 2016 campaign.
TE | Packers
WEIGHT: 270 lbs
NOTE: Bennett caught 55 passes in 2016 (seven for TDs), and he uses his strength to gain extra yards.
OG | Cowboys
WEIGHT: 309 lbs
NOTE: Martin’s rare meld of strength, speed, power, and balance allows him to be useful anywhere on the offensive line.
K | Bills
WEIGHT: 210 lbs
NOTE: Built with the frame of a wide receiver, Hauschka made 33 out of 37 field goals in 2016 with the Seahawks—and that was a down year for this stud from NC State.
P | Raiders
WEIGHT: 195 lbs
NOTE: King has arguably the best physique of any punter in the NFL today. He’s also a rare talent who pins the opposition deep in their own territory with his well-placed spirals.
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LB | Cowboys
WEIGHT: 229 lbs
NOTE: His chiseled physique and natural athletic ability team up to allow Lee to push blockers aside with perfect élan.
DT | Patriots
WEIGHT: 350 lbs
NOTE: A two-time Super Bowl champion, Branch tosses blockers like rag dolls, resulting in his 267 career tackles and 15 pass deflections.
DE | Seahawks
WEIGHT: 293 lbs
NOTE: Light feet, agility, size, and strength make this former Mizzou Tiger an able-bodied tackler in close quarters.
CB | Vikings
WEIGHT: 215 lbs
NOTE: An elite athlete with football smarts. His five interceptions and a standout Pro Bowl performance solidified his high rank among NFL D-backs.
CB | Dolphins
WEIGHT: 199 lbs
NOTE: Blessed with a great physique, Maxwell is adept at shadowing receivers and playing tough, both in coverage and against the run.
S | Cardinals
WEIGHT: 186 lbs
NOTE: This Louisiana native is one of the best tacklers in the NFL and will do whatever it takes to make a stop.
DT | Cowboys
WEIGHT: 284 lbs
NOTE: Collins stepped right into the Cowboys D-line as a rookie in 2016 and demonstrated strength, size, toughness, and intelligence.
DE | Jets
WEIGHT: 291 lbs
NOTE: Williams is one of the best D-linemen in the NFL. He’s a triple threat of length, power, and athleticism.
LB | Patriots
WEIGHT: 249 lbs
NOTE: Harris’ storied career includes more than 1,000 tackles, 35 sacks, and 11 forced fumbles.
LB | Texans
WEIGHT: 255 lbs
NOTE: The fiery Cushing became the Texans’ all-time leading tackler in 2016. Expect plenty more takedowns before his playing days are done.