Here are the top 30 most jacked and ripped NFL players with the best bodies in football. These guys put up the absolute craziest numbers in the weight room and have the body to, but more importantly, almost all of them are Pro Bowlers. Here are #10 to #1 on the list.
#10- Reggie Bush Running Back, Miami Dolphins 6’0, 203 lbs.
Bush has seen mild success for the Saints in the NFL compared to his legendary college career at USC. However, Bush is looking to propel his NFL career with his new team, the Miami Dolphins.
#9- Brian Orakpo Outside Linebacker, Washington Redskins 6’4, 260 lbs.
Feat of Strength: 31 reps of 225 lb. bench press, 515 lb. bench press, 380 lb. power-clean. 39.5″ vertical leap, 4.63 40-yard dash time
Orakpo has been one of the best players for the Redskins defense, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl as a reserve during his rookie season in 2009. in 2010, he made the Pro Bowl again, replacing Clay Matthews of the Packers.
#8- Greg Jones Fullback, Jacksonville Jaguars 6’1, 254 lbs.
Feat of Strength: 400 lb. bench press, 545 lb. squat and a 360 lb. power clean Jones, one of the better fullbacks in the NFL, paves the way for Maurice Jones Drew in the Jaguars offense.
#7- Adrian Peterson Running Back, Minnesota Vikings 6’1, 217 lbs.
Feat of Strength: 540 lb. squat
To many, Adrian Peterson is undoubtedly the best running back in the NFL today, and may be one of the greatest ever. He became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards through his first two seasons. In 2010, he became the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, doing so in his 51st game. Currently Peterson has the third highest rushing yards per game total in NFL history (min. 50 games) with an average of 97.1, trailing legends Jim Brown (104.3) and Barry Sanders (99.8).
#6- Thomas Jones Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs 5’10, 215 lbs.
Feat of Strength: 24 reps of 225 lb. bench press
Jones has seen a very productive NFL career, running for over 1,100 yards in 5 straight seasons with the Chicago Bears and NY Jets. He was named the AFC’s starting running back in the 2009 Pro Bowl for the NY Jets. Last season, Jones signed a two-year contract with the Chiefs to backup superstar Jamaal Charles. Jones is known as one of the best backup running backs in the NFL today.
#5- LaRon Landry Strong Safety, Washington Redskins 6’0, 217 lbs.
Landry has had a productive career for the Redskins secondary, making the Pro Bowl as an alternate during his 2007 Rookie season.
#4- Vernon Davis Tight End, San Francisco 49ers 6’3, 250 lbs.
Feat of Strength: 465 lb. bench press, 365 lb. power-clean, 685 lb. squat, 4.38 sec. 40 yard dash
Vernon Davis is known as one of the NFL’s best tight ends and true workout warriors. After three mediocre, injury riddled seasons, Davis finally broke out in 2009, leading the NFL in touchdown receptions.
#3- Andre Carter Defensive End, New England Patriots 6’4, 257 lbs.
Carter has had a solid career playing for the 49ers and Redskins, producing 10+ sacks in three seasons. He has since signed with the Patriots for this season.
#2- Thomas Clayton Running Back, Seattle Seahawks 5’11, 222 lbs.
Feat of Strength: 595 lb. squat (high school)
Clayton was recently claimed off waivers by the Seahawks after being released by the Patriots. He played in just three career games in the NFL, mainly serving the practice squad.
#1- Vernon Gholston Defensive End, Free Agent 6’3, 260 lbs.
Feat of Strength: 37 reps of 225 lb. bench press, 20 reps of 455 lb. squat, 700 lb. squat
Many NFL scouts predicted that Vernon Gholston would be a star at the next level but he ended up being widely considered a bust with just 42 career tackles and no sacks. Gholston was released by the Jets at the start of the year and picked up by the Bears. He’s since been released by the Bears and is a current free agent.
When Richardson enters the NFL, he can find a place among the NFL’s most jacked. This Heisman Trophy candidate and star of Alabama’s high powered offense measures at 6% body fat and can hit the weights as hard as anyone on this list. Richardson bench presses 475 pounds, squats 600 pounds and power cleans over 365 pounds. He is so freakishly strong that his strength and conditioning coach will not let him go heavier than that for fear of injury, saying “The last thing I need to do is mess this kid up.” The Alabama strength staff actually stopped him on the bench press because they didn’t want him to go too heavy. “They didn’t want me straining anything,” Richardson explained. “But I wonder what I could do for real.” He wasn’t allowed to go higher than 600 pounds on squats! Richardson was the state of Florida’s weightlifting champion back in high school so he knows what it’s truly like to be strong and a freak. This is the most ripped up guy we may ever see on the college football field. In addition to just being strong, he runs a a 4.4 second 40 time, a 10.4 second 100 meter run, and has a 36” vertical jump.