There has been a lot of curiosity in Vikingsland about Babatunde Aiyegbusi, the 6-9 offensive tackle the team signed last week. His height is certainly noteworthy, but height-wise, "Babs" is far from an anomaly in today's NFL.
Because I have too much time on my hands at the moment and too few hobbies, I decided to scan through every NFL roster to see how many players are listed at 6-8 or taller.
I counted 29 of them, including Aiyegbusi. The majority of these tall men are offensive tackles or defensive ends, though there are a few exceptions, including a guard (Dennis Kelly of the Eagles), a tight end (Levine Toilolo of the Falcons) and a quarterback (Brock Osweiler of the Broncos).
While Aiyegbusi is the tallest player on their 90-man roster, the Vikings do have three other offensive tackles who are 6-7 or taller in left tackle Matt Kalil (6-7), right tackle Phil Loadholt (6-8) and backup Carter Bykowski (6-7). Throw in Antonio "Tiny" Richardson (6-6) and Mike Harris (6-5) and every Vikings offensive tackle is at least 6-5.
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