Let’s face it, aside from maybe a few field goal kickers pretty much all NFL players are in great shape. After all, these are some of the top athletes in the entire world. We have compiled the top 30 most jacked athletes in the NFL today, the best of the best if you will. Without further ado let’s get to the list.
30) Aaron Donald
Aaron Charles Donald (born May 23, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Pittsburgh, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American and was drafted by the Rams with the 13th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Donald has been selected to seven Pro Bowls in his seven years into the league, won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and has been named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year thrice, having won it back-to-back in 2017 and 2018, and again in 2020. Donald is widely regarded as one of the greatest defensive players of all time
29) Steve Weatherford
Steve is a vet of the game, he’s been around the block more than a few times and has seen it all and done it all. He was drafted to the NFL from University of Illinois back in 2006 to New Orleans Saints and since then he has played for five other teams concluding his career in 2015 playing for New York Giants. He can bench press 225 for 25 reps and was regarded as one of the fastest putners in NFL.
28) James Casey
We got another tight end on our hands here. James Casey’s life story reads like something straight out of a movie. At the age of 16 his home burned down and his mother tragically died in the fire. He was left without any possessions, without a home, without a parent without anything Thankfully the good people of his hometown of Azle, Texas showed tremendous support to his situation as they paid for his education and gave him clothes shelter and money. After finishing his college football career he got drafted to the Houston Texans in 2009. He’s strength stats are also incredible as his 225 lbs bench press is 28 reps and has a 40 yards dash at 4,47 seconds.
27) Vernon Davis
Just like the case with Adrian Peterson, Vernon is a longtime tight end football player. He’s been at it since high school. After finishing his collegiate football career he went up to San Francisco 49ers, for 23 million dollars on a 5-year contract in 2006. He has some scary ass strength stats, he bench presses 225lbs…33 times and has a 42-inch vertical jump.
26) Greg Jones
While technically he isn’t an NFL player anymore, he was one and he now plays for Saskatchewan Roughriders . Greg was drafted to New York Giants back in 2011 at the age of 23 and since then he changed teams 5 more times. He plays as a linebacker and his best lifting stats are; 400 lb bench press, 545 lb squat and 360 lb power clean.
25) David Njoku
College: University of Miami Florida
Height: 6-4 Weight: 247
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.64, 225lb Bench Press: 21 reps and a 37.5-inch verticle jump.
24) Cameron Wake
College: Penn State
Height: 6’3″ Weight:269
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.67, 225lb Bench Press: 20 reps
23) Terrell Suggs
College: Arizona State
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 265
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.8, 225lb Bench Press: 19 reps, 33-inch vertical jump
Terrell’s poor performance at the combine proves that strength isn’t everything when it comes to evaluating players.
22) Dion Jordan
College: University of Oregon
Height: 6′ 6″ Weight: 248
Dion ran the 40-meter dash in 4.6 seconds. Unfortunately, he did not attempt the bench press at the combine.
21) Tyron Smith
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 312
Beast Factor: 225lb Bench Press: 29 reps
By far the biggest player on the list and he is all muscle.
20) Andrew Sendejo
College: Rice University
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 209
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.65, 225lb Bench Press: 19 reps, 34-inch vertical jump
19) Derrick Henry
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 238
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.54, 225lb Bench Press: 22 reps, 37-inch vertical jump
18) Clay Matthews Jr.
College: Another one from USC
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 255
40-yard dash: 4.67, 225lb Bench Press: 23 reps, 35.5-inch vertical jump
17) Khalil Mack
College: University of Buffalo
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 247
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.65, 225lb Bench Press: 23 reps, 40-inch vertical jump.
Khalil is soft-spoken, but don’t let that fool you, he is also one of the top linebackers in the league.
16) Melvin Gordon
College: University of Wisconsin
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 215
Beast Factor: Melvin ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the combine, he also did 19 reps of 225 lbs. He’s also squatted 510 for 5 reps.
15) Josh Gordon
Height: 6’3 Weight: 225
Beast Factor: We know what you are thinking but Josh Gordon is back in the NFL (for now) and is looking jacked! Looks like he hit the weight room in his extended time away from football. He has reportedly done the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds and while he did the 225lb bench press for 13 reps at his pro day but he looks like he could easily do more than that now.
14) Kendall Hunter
College: Oklahoma State
Height; 5’7″ Weight: 199
Beast factor: 40-yard dash: 4.53, 225lb Bench Press: 24 reps, 35-inch vertical jump
13) Robert Turbin
College: Utah State
Height: 5′ 10″ Weight: 222
Beast factor: 40-yard dash: 4.50, 225lb Bench Press: 28 reps, 36-inch vertical jump
12) Myles Garret
College: Texas A&M
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 271
Beast Factor: He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 seconds. He also benched 225 lbs for 33 reps and posted a 41″ verticle jump at the combine. He also has a 6′ 11″ wingspan which makes it much easier to reach those quarterbacks.
11) JJ Watt
Height: 6′ 5″ Weight: 290 lbs
Beast Factor: JJ Watt is an absolute freak on the field as well as in the gym. He put up 34 reps of 225 lbs in the bench press at the combine and squats around 700 lbs. He also enjoys flipping 1000 lb tires.
10) Nigel Bradham
College: Florida State
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 240
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.63, 225lb Bench Press: 24 reps, 37-inch vertical jump. He can also squat 450 lbs.
9) Michael Johnson
College: Georgia Tech
Height: 6’7″ Weight: 270
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.75, 225 lb Bench Press: 28 reps, 38.5-inch vertical jump
While this picture might make you think he belongs in the top 3 we were unable to find any other pics that were this impressive so we averaged this pic with the others.
8) Bobby Wagner
College: Utah State
Height: 6′ Weight: 241
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.46, 225lb bench press – 24 reps
7) Adrian Peterson
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 217
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.4, 38-inch vertical jump, Bench Press: 345, Squat: 540
He also ran for over 2,097 on the season, the second-highest mark of all time. Not too shabby.
6) Connor Barwin
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 265lbs
Beast Factor: Connor has posted a video of himself benching 405lbs for 2 reps on his Instagram a couple years ago. Here is a video of him, JJ Watt and Brian Cushing working out that you might like too.
5) Saquon Barkley
College: Penn State
Height: 6′ Weight: 234
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.4, 225 lb bench press – 29 reps, 41-inch vertical jump
Saquon is an absolute beast in the gym and on the field.
4) Chris Carson
College: Oklahoma State
Height: 6′ Weight: 223
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.58, 225 lb bench press – 23 reps, 37-inch vertical jump
Not to mention his super low body fat.
3) DK Metcalf
College: Ole Miss
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 228
Beast Factor: 40-yard dash: 4.33, 225 lb bench press – 27 reps, 40.5-inch vertical jump
2) Vic Beasley
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 236
Beast Factor: Bench pressed 225 lbs for 35 reps at the combine and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53. That is some serious power for a 225 lb body weight.
1) Danielle Hunter
Height: 6’6″ Weight: 240 lbs
Beast Factor: Hunter put up 225 lbs for 25 reps on the bench press and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds. He also jumped 36.5 inches on the vertical jump. Also if you can’t tell he is ripped to the bone.