Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals Vs. The Rest Of The League

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 11: Wide receiver A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals have one of the smaller rosters in the AFC this year, according to the league. Every year the NFL releases measurements in a comparative narrative to see which teams are the biggest, smallest, youngest and oldest. Ultimately it's meaningless information, but interesting nonetheless. Here's a few items.

+ There's only one team with more players that weigh less than 200 pounds in the AFC and three teams with more players that stand shorter than six-feet tall. Four AFC teams have more players that weigh 300 pounds or more; contributing to Cincinnati's average weight of 247.09 pounds, which is below the conference average.

+ The Bengals roster has an average age of 25.74 years; youngest in the AFC. The Browns have less overall experience than the Bengals with 3.6 years of experience. At the same time only two teams boast more rookie and first-year players in the AFC (Miami, Pittsburgh). What really sets the Bengals apart is that only two players are aged over 30 years old (Nate Clements and Chris Crocker) -- least amount in the NFL.

After the jump, we take a more comparative look to the NFL on which colleges sport the most players in the league today. Also did you know that 238 colleges are currently represented in the NFL?

College Players
Miami 42
Southern California 41
Texas 40
Tennessee 36
Louisiana State 35
Ohio State 35
Georgia 34
Iowa 32
Florida 30
California 28
Maryland 28

The following represents which positions colleges lead in.

Pos. School Players Pos. School Players
C Florida 3 DT Auburn, LSU, USC, Texas 5
G Iowa, Nebraska 4 DE Florida 7
T Miami 6 LB Miami 9
TE Miami 5 DB Ohio State, TExas, Iowa, Tennessee 10
RB LSU 4 K Florida State, Nebraska, Washington State 2
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