Top 10 NFL Players In The World

The most widely played game in America is Gridiron Football where the strongest players can be seen often. Of course, Football is one of the most macho games of all time. Here are the 10 strongest NFL athletes that dominated the sport.

Although NFL(Gridiron Football) seems complex, it is one of the most popular sports in North America. It is also one of the most physically demanding games. A player needs to be strong enough to tackle his opponents and fast enough to dash across a football field to win his team matches.

Test and Evaluation

For any athlete to be selected for the NFL, they have to go through a rigorous screening program. The tests and evaluations for the NFL include 40-yard dash, Bench press (225 lbs repetitions), Vertical jump, Broad jump,20-yard shuttle, 3 cone drill, 60-yard shuttle, Position-specific drills, Interviews – each team is allowed 60 interviews in 15-minute intervals, Physical measurements, Injury evaluation, Drug screen, Cybex test, Wonderlic test. So, it's a big list of points on the bases of which a player needs to be selected.

Here, is the list of the world’s strongest NFL players who are active on the scene and a few who have retired but still cannot be forgotten for their immense endurance. New stronger players might step in, but their inheritance continues to date. We have made a compilation of the strongest players in the NFL today.

Players Teams
Chris Carson Seattle Seahawks
DK Metcalf Seattle Seahawks
Aaron Donald Los Angeles Rams
Bobby Wagner Seattle Seahawks
Adrian Peterson Detroit Lions
Nigel Bradham Free Agent
Danielle Hunter Minnesota Vikings
Andrew Billings Miami Dolphins
Derrick  Henry Tennesse Titans
JJ Watt  Arizona Cardinals
  1. Chris Carson

This young player was born on September 16, 1994, has height  5’11” bench press:23 reps of 225 lbs, weight:222 lbs and Position : Running Back. Carson played high school football in his hometown. Before he decided to enroll in Oklahoma State, he received numerous offers. He also played for Butler Community College before Oklahoma.

He started his NFL career in 2017 with Seattle Seahawks. Carson finalized an approximately $2.5 million contract of four years with them.

Since then, he has played against Sanfransico 49ers, Tennesse Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, and many more. He has had several injuries and has always made an admirable comeback. It has been reported that Carson has re-signed with the Seahawks for another two years. The finalization of their contract amounts to nearly $14.7 million. Carson announced his retirement from football on July 26, 2022, after five seasons due to a neck injury suffered in the 2021 season.

2. DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf was born on 14 December 1997 has height of 1.93 m and attained the position of Wide Receiver. Metcalf was recognized by Rivals.com as a wide receiver in his high school football days because of his outstanding records. During his college football days, Metcalf suffered an injury that caused a suspension in his career. But, he continued playing again in 2017. It was in the 2019 NFL Draft that he was confirmed to play. The Seattle Seahawks extended a $4.6 million contract to Metcalf for four years, which he happily obliged.

This strong player played against Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers, etc. As a result, Metcalf was named as one of the top NFL Players of 2021. Metcalf trained and participated in the 100m USATF Golden Games to qualify for the Olympic Trials.

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3. Aaron Donald

In the list of our top strongest NFL players, we have Aaron Donald. Donald is an LA Rams player who plays Defensive Tackle. Over the years, he has a record of 29.5 sacks and 66 tackles. He was born on May 23, 1991, has position of Defensive Tackle and  height of 1.85m.

By 14, Donald had already aspired to become an athlete as he got 2 hours of training every day with his father. Initially, he started with high school football and continued to play college football in Pittsburgh. He made a name for himself as one of the best defensive players in the NCAA.

His workout consists of squats, lifts, deadlifting, bench presses, lower-weight arm exercises, abs, and crunches. Aaron began his professional career in 2014. He signed a four-year contract with the RAMS worth $10.13 million approximately. He resigned with the RAMS again in 2018, worth a $135 million contract.

In 2020, he recorded his first sack on Dak Prescott and two sacks on Josh Allen. Against Washington Football Team, he was titled NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

4. Bobby Wagner

Wagner was born on 27 June 1990 and plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. This player has the position of Middle Linebacker and height:1.83m.

The football linebacker Wagner plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He started his career playing college football at Utah State. During the 2nd round of the Seahawks, he was drafted in 2012. He is also called the king of consistency. Wagner is consistent with his workouts such as boxing sessions, yoga, martial arts, swimming, and massages to avoid getting injured.

Earlier, Bobby played high school football at Colony High School, in Ontario. Rivals.com rated him a two-star recruit. However, he received an offer from Utah State, which was his only offer. Wagner was awarded the North’s Most Outstanding Player and Senior Bowl MVP. In 2019, he signed a $54 million contract with the Seahawks for another three years. Then, Wagner signed a five-year, $65 million contract with the Los Angeles Rams on March 31, 2022.

5. Adrian Peterson

Peterson, a tall and strong NFL player 6'1” in height and weighs around 220 lbs. This player plays for the Seattle Seahawks and bench press of  295 lbs (PR), 23 reps of 225 lbs. Peter faced tragedy in childhood. He got into sports after witnessing his brother’s death. He used football as a coping mechanism for everything that was happening in his life.

Even in the later years of his career, Adrian is one of the pound-for-pound, strongest players in the NFL. Only a few other athletes can match Peterson’s speed, power, and curiosity. He uses his monster strength to rip through the line of scrimmage. Peterson’s trainer of the University of Oklahoma swears that he could hold 80 lbs of dumbbells in each hand while making a standing jump to the top of a 36-inch high wooden box.

Bradham started his NFL career in 2012 when he got selected for the 2012 NFL Draft. In the same year, he signed with Buffalo Bills for $2.6 million approximately.

He was born on 4 September 1989 plays the position of Linebacker and has a height of 1.88m, he completed his first season with 37 solo tackles, 57 combined tackles, and 11 stars. In 2016, he signed a contract with Philadelphia Eagles worth $7 million for two years. Then in 2018 extended his contract for another five years, worth $40 million. After that, in 2020, his contract with The Eagles ended, therefore, he signed with the New Orleans Saints.

Since he has played against Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, and more. In 2016, he became a free agent after resigning from his duty with the Bills.

7. Danielle Hunter

Another fastest and strong player is Danielle Hunter who plays for the Defensive End and is 1.96 m tall. He is also highly flexible as he is known to do pilates regardless of his muscular body. Hunter also does 80lb bicep curls with ease.

From 2012-14 he studied at LSU and played for the LSU Tigers Football Team. Then, in 2015 got finalized to play in the NFL. Hunter was the youngest NFL Rookie player in the 2015 NFL. In 2018, he signed a $72 million contract with the Vikings for five years. In 2020, he underwent herniated disc surgery.

Hunter had a blistering start to the season, racking up six sacks in the first seven games before suffering a season-ending torn pectoral muscle, putting him on injured reserve for the second straight season.

8. Andrew Billings

Andrew Billings is arguably one of the top three strongest NFL players of all time. Billings broke a 22-year Texas state high school weightlifting record by squatting 805 lbs, benching 500 lbs, and deadlifting 705 lbs, for a 2,010 lbs total. The 22-year-old record was previously held by “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry. He was born on March 6, 1995, and plays for Miami Dolphins. This fastest player's height is 6’1″ and weighs 330 lbs.

9. Derrick  Henry

The 6’3″ athlete who ran the 40-yard dash in under 4.55 seconds weighs just under 250 lbs. Derrick’s imposing rushing game and larger stature than the average running back earned him the nickname “King Henry”.

Derrick is a fitness enthusiast. He regularly posts videos of himself flipping monster truck tires and pushing around pickup trucks as part of his off-season training regimens. His speed and strength have helped him run for a career-high 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018.

10. JJ Watt

JJ Watt is a force of nature to be reckoned with. His size and superhuman strength make him a nightmare for his opponents. The shredded footballer can squat 700 lbs and clear a 61″ box jump. This powerful player was born on March 22, 1989. His height and weight are 6’5″ and 288 lbs respectively. In addition, he plays for Arizona Cardinals and bench presses 34 reps of 225 lbs.

Watt is the player in NFL history to have multiple seasons with 20 or more sacks. His insane strength and athleticism make him one of the most valuable assets for any team.