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?
The following represents which positions colleges lead in.
|C||Florida||3||DT||Auburn, LSU, USC, Texas||5|
|TE||Miami||5||DB||Ohio State, TExas, Iowa, Tennessee||10|
|RB||LSU||4||K||Florida State, Nebraska, Washington State||2|