NFL Depth Charts

Updated Apr 15, 2024, 10:08 PM ET
Arizona Cardinals
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QUARTERBACK
Kyler Murray
Desmond Ridder
Clayton Tune
RUNNING BACK
James Conner
Emari Demercado
DeeJay Dallas
Michael Carter
TIGHT END
Trey McBride
Elijah Higgins
Travis Vokolek
Blake Whiteheart
WIDE RECEIVERS
Michael Wilson
Chris Moore
Greg Dortch
Zach Pascal
Dan Chisena
Andre Baccellia
Atlanta Falcons
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QUARTERBACK
Kirk Cousins
Taylor Heinicke
RUNNING BACK
Bijan Robinson
Tyler Allgeier
Avery Williams
Carlos Washington Jr.
TIGHT END
Kyle Pitts
Charlie Woerner
Tucker Fisk
John FitzPatrick
WIDE RECEIVERS
Drake London
Darnell Mooney
Rondale Moore
Ray-Ray McCloud III
KhaDarel Hodge
Josh Ali
Baltimore Ravens
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QUARTERBACK
Lamar Jackson
Josh Johnson
Malik Cunningham
RUNNING BACK
Derrick Henry
Keaton Mitchell
Justice Hill
Owen Wright
TIGHT END
Mark Andrews
Isaiah Likely
Charlie Kolar
Scotty Washington
WIDE RECEIVERS
Zay Flowers
Rashod Bateman
Nelson Agholor
Tylan Wallace
Sean Ryan
Buffalo Bills
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QUARTERBACK
Josh Allen
Mitch Trubisky
Shane Buechele
RUNNING BACK
James Cook
Ty Johnson
Darrynton Evans
TIGHT END
Dalton Kincaid
Dawson Knox
Quintin Morris
Tre' McKitty
WIDE RECEIVERS
Khalil Shakir
Justin Shorter
Mack Hollins
Curtis Samuel
KJ Hamler
Andy Isabella
Carolina Panthers
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QUARTERBACK
Bryce Young
Andy Dalton
RUNNING BACK
Chuba Hubbard
Miles Sanders
Raheem Blackshear
Mike Boone
TIGHT END
Tommy Tremble
Ian Thomas
Stephen Sullivan
Jordan Matthews
WIDE RECEIVERS
Diontae Johnson
Jonathan Mingo
Adam Thielen
Terrace Marshall Jr.
Ihmir Smith-Marsette
David Moore
Chicago Bears
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QUARTERBACK
Tyson Bagent
Brett Rypien
RUNNING BACK
D'Andre Swift
Khalil Herbert
Roschon Johnson
Travis Homer
TIGHT END
Cole Kmet
Gerald Everett
Stephen Carlson
WIDE RECEIVERS
DJ Moore
Keenan Allen
Tyler Scott
Dante Pettis
Collin Johnson
Velus Jones Jr.
Cincinnati Bengals
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QUARTERBACK
Joe Burrow
Jake Browning
RUNNING BACK
Zack Moss
Chase Brown
Trayveon Williams
Chris Evans
TIGHT END
Mike Gesicki
Drew Sample
Tanner Hudson
WIDE RECEIVERS
Ja'Marr Chase
Tee Higgins
Trenton Irwin
Charlie Jones
Andrei Iosivas
Kwamie Lassiter II
Cleveland Browns
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QUARTERBACK
Deshaun Watson
Jameis Winston
Tyler Huntley
Dorian Thompson-Robinson
RUNNING BACK
Nick Chubb
Jerome Ford
D'Onta Foreman
Nyheim Hines
TIGHT END
David Njoku
Jordan Akins
Giovanni Ricci
Zaire Mitchell-Paden
WIDE RECEIVERS
Amari Cooper
Jerry Jeudy
Elijah Moore
Cedric Tillman
James Proche II
David Bell
Dallas Cowboys
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QUARTERBACK
Dak Prescott
Cooper Rush
Trey Lance
RUNNING BACK
Rico Dowdle
Deuce Vaughn
Malik Davis
Snoop Conner
TIGHT END
Jake Ferguson
Luke Schoonmaker
Peyton Hendershot
Princeton Fant
WIDE RECEIVERS
CeeDee Lamb
Brandin Cooks
KaVontae Turpin
Jalen Tolbert
Jalen Brooks
Martavis Bryant
Denver Broncos
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QUARTERBACK
Jarrett Stidham
Ben DiNucci
RUNNING BACK
Javonte Williams
Samaje Perine
Jaleel McLaughlin
Tyler Badie
TIGHT END
Adam Trautman
Greg Dulcich
Lucas Krull
Nate Adkins
WIDE RECEIVERS
Courtland Sutton
Josh Reynolds
Marvin Mims Jr.
Brandon Johnson
Tim Patrick
Lil'Jordan Humphrey
Detroit Lions
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QUARTERBACK
Jared Goff
Hendon Hooker
Nate Sudfeld
RUNNING BACK
David Montgomery
Jahmyr Gibbs
Craig Reynolds
Jermar Jefferson
TIGHT END
Sam LaPorta
Brock Wright
Shane Zylstra
James Mitchell
WIDE RECEIVERS
Amon-Ra St. Brown
Kalif Raymond
Jameson Williams
Donovan Peoples-Jones
Antoine Green
Tom Kennedy
Green Bay Packers
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QUARTERBACK
Jordan Love
Sean Clifford
Alex McGough
RUNNING BACK
Josh Jacobs
AJ Dillon
Emanuel Wilson
Henry Pearson
TIGHT END
Luke Musgrave
Tucker Kraft
Tyler Davis
Ben Sims
WIDE RECEIVERS
Christian Watson
Romeo Doubs
Jayden Reed
Dontayvion Wicks
Malik Heath
Bo Melton
Houston Texans
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QUARTERBACK
C.J. Stroud
Davis Mills
Case Keenum
Tim Boyle
RUNNING BACK
Joe Mixon
Dameon Pierce
J.J. Taylor
Gerrid Doaks
TIGHT END
Dalton Schultz
Teagan Quitoriano
Brevin Jordan
Dalton Keene
WIDE RECEIVERS
Stefon Diggs
Nico Collins
Tank Dell
Robert Woods
Noah Brown
John Metchie III
Indianapolis Colts
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QUARTERBACK
Anthony Richardson
Joe Flacco
Sam Ehlinger
RUNNING BACK
Jonathan Taylor
Evan Hull
Tyler Goodson
Trey Sermon
TIGHT END
Jelani Woods
Kylen Granson
Mo Alie-Cox
Will Mallory
WIDE RECEIVERS
Michael Pittman Jr.
Alec Pierce
Josh Downs
D.J. Montgomery
Ashton Dulin
Ethan Fernea
Jacksonville Jaguars
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QUARTERBACK
Trevor Lawrence
Mac Jones
C.J. Beathard
RUNNING BACK
Travis Etienne Jr.
D'Ernest Johnson
Tank Bigsby
TIGHT END
Evan Engram
Luke Farrell
Brenton Strange
Josiah Deguara
WIDE RECEIVERS
Gabe Davis
Zay Jones
Christian Kirk
Elijah Cooks
Devin Duvernay
Parker Washington
Kansas City Chiefs
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QUARTERBACK
Patrick Mahomes
Carson Wentz
Ian Book
Chris Oladokun
RUNNING BACK
Isiah Pacheco
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
La'Mical Perine
Deneric Prince
TIGHT END
Travis Kelce
Noah Gray
Irv Smith Jr.
Izaiah Gathings
WIDE RECEIVERS
Rashee Rice
Marquise Brown
Justin Watson
Justyn Ross
Skyy Moore
Kadarius Toney
Las Vegas Raiders
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QUARTERBACK
Aidan O'Connell
Gardner Minshew II
Anthony Brown
RUNNING BACK
Zamir White
Alexander Mattison
Ameer Abdullah
Brittain Brown
TIGHT END
Michael Mayer
Harrison Bryant
Zach Gentry
Cole Fotheringham
WIDE RECEIVERS
Davante Adams
Jakobi Meyers
Tre Tucker
Kristian Wilkerson
DJ Turner
Los Angeles Rams
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QUARTERBACK
Matthew Stafford
Jimmy Garoppolo
Stetson Bennett
Dresser Winn
RUNNING BACK
Kyren Williams
Ronnie Rivers
Zach Evans
TIGHT END
Tyler Higbee
Colby Parkinson
Hunter Long
Davis Allen
WIDE RECEIVERS
Cooper Kupp
Puka Nacua
Demarcus Robinson
Tutu Atwell
Xavier Smith
Ben Skowronek
Los Angeles Chargers
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QUARTERBACK
Justin Herbert
Easton Stick
Max Duggan
RUNNING BACK
Gus Edwards
Isaiah Spiller
Elijah Dotson
Jaret Patterson
TIGHT END
Will Dissly
Hayden Hurst
Donald Parham Jr.
Stone Smartt
WIDE RECEIVERS
Quentin Johnston
Joshua Palmer
Derius Davis
Simi Fehoko
Miami Dolphins
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QUARTERBACK
Tua Tagovailoa
Mike White
Skylar Thompson
RUNNING BACK
Raheem Mostert
De'Von Achane
Salvon Ahmed
Jeff Wilson Jr.
TIGHT END
Jonnu Smith
Durham Smythe
Julian Hill
Jody Fortson
WIDE RECEIVERS
Tyreek Hill
Jaylen Waddle
Braxton Berrios
River Cracraft
Braylon Sanders
Erik Ezukanma
Minnesota Vikings
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QUARTERBACK
Sam Darnold
Nick Mullens
Jaren Hall
RUNNING BACK
Aaron Jones
Ty Chandler
Kene Nwangwu
Myles Gaskin
TIGHT END
T.J. Hockenson
Josh Oliver
Johnny Mundt
Nick Muse
WIDE RECEIVERS
Justin Jefferson
Jordan Addison
Brandon Powell
Trent Sherfield
N'Keal Harry
Jalen Nailor
New England Patriots
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QUARTERBACK
Jacoby Brissett
Bailey Zappe
Nathan Rourke
RUNNING BACK
Rhamondre Stevenson
Antonio Gibson
Kevin Harris
JaMycal Hasty
TIGHT END
Hunter Henry
Austin Hooper
La'Michael Pettway
WIDE RECEIVERS
Kendrick Bourne
K.J. Osborn
DeMario Douglas
Jalen Reagor
Tyquan Thornton
JuJu Smith-Schuster
New Orleans Saints
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QUARTERBACK
Derek Carr
Jake Haener
Taysom Hill
Nathan Peterman
RUNNING BACK
Alvin Kamara
Jamaal Williams
Kendre Miller
James Robinson
TIGHT END
Juwan Johnson
Foster Moreau
Tommy Hudson
Michael Jacobson
WIDE RECEIVERS
Chris Olave
Rashid Shaheed
Cedrick Wilson Jr.
A.T. Perry
Stanley Morgan Jr.
New York Giants
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QUARTERBACK
Daniel Jones
Drew Lock
Tommy DeVito
RUNNING BACK
Devin Singletary
Gary Brightwell
Eric Gray
Jashaun Corbin
TIGHT END
Darren Waller
Daniel Bellinger
Chris Manhertz
Jack Stoll
WIDE RECEIVERS
Jalin Hyatt
Darius Slayton
Wan'Dale Robinson
Isaiah Hodgins
Dennis Houston
Isaiah McKenzie
New York Jets
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QUARTERBACK
Aaron Rodgers
Tyrod Taylor
Zach Wilson
RUNNING BACK
Breece Hall
Israel Abanikanda
Xazavian Valladay
Jacques Patrick
TIGHT END
Tyler Conklin
Jeremy Ruckert
Kenny Yeboah
Zack Kuntz
WIDE RECEIVERS
Mike Williams
Garrett Wilson
Xavier Gipson
Jason Brownlee
Allen Lazard
Malik Taylor
Philadelphia Eagles
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QUARTERBACK
Jalen Hurts
Kenny Pickett
Tanner McKee
Will Grier
RUNNING BACK
Saquon Barkley
Kenneth Gainwell
Lew Nichols III
TIGHT END
Dallas Goedert
Grant Calcaterra
Albert Okwuegbunam
Noah Togiai
WIDE RECEIVERS
A.J. Brown
DeVonta Smith
DeVante Parker
Parris Campbell
Griffin Hebert
Joseph Ngata
Pittsburgh Steelers
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QUARTERBACK
Russell Wilson
Justin Fields
Kyle Allen
RUNNING BACK
Najee Harris
Jaylen Warren
Cordarrelle Patterson
Jack Colletto
TIGHT END
Pat Freiermuth
Darnell Washington
Connor Heyward
Rodney Williams II
WIDE RECEIVERS
George Pickens
Van Jefferson
Quez Watkins
Dez Fitzpatrick
Denzel Mims
Calvin Austin III
San Francisco 49ers
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QUARTERBACK
Brock Purdy
Joshua Dobbs
Brandon Allen
RUNNING BACK
Christian McCaffrey
Elijah Mitchell
Jordan Mason
Patrick Taylor Jr.
TIGHT END
George Kittle
Cameron Latu
Eric Saubert
Brayden Willis
WIDE RECEIVERS
Brandon Aiyuk
Deebo Samuel Sr.
Jauan Jennings
Chris Conley
Danny Gray
Ronnie Bell
Seattle Seahawks
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QUARTERBACK
Geno Smith
Sam Howell
RUNNING BACK
Kenneth Walker III
Zach Charbonnet
Kenny McIntosh
TIGHT END
Noah Fant
Pharaoh Brown
Brady Russell
Tyler Mabry
WIDE RECEIVERS
DK Metcalf
Tyler Lockett
Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Jake Bobo
Dareke Young
Laviska Shenault Jr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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QUARTERBACK
Baker Mayfield
Kyle Trask
John Wolford
RUNNING BACK
Rachaad White
Chase Edmonds
Sean Tucker
Patrick Laird
TIGHT END
Cade Otton
Ko Kieft
Payne Durham
David Wells
WIDE RECEIVERS
Mike Evans
Chris Godwin
Trey Palmer
Ryan Miller
Rakim Jarrett
Deven Thompkins
Tennessee Titans
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QUARTERBACK
Will Levis
Mason Rudolph
Malik Willis
RUNNING BACK
Tony Pollard
Tyjae Spears
Hassan Haskins
Julius Chestnut
TIGHT END
Chig Okonkwo
Josh Whyle
Thomas Odukoya
WIDE RECEIVERS
DeAndre Hopkins
Calvin Ridley
Treylon Burks
Colton Dowell
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
Kyle Philips
Washington Commanders
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QUARTERBACK
Marcus Mariota
Jake Fromm
Jeff Driskel
RUNNING BACK
Austin Ekeler
Brian Robinson Jr.
Chris Rodriguez Jr.
Jeremy McNichols
TIGHT END
Zach Ertz
John Bates
Cole Turner
Armani Rogers
WIDE RECEIVERS
Terry McLaurin
Jahan Dotson
Olamide Zaccheaus
Dyami Brown
Mitchell Tinsley
Jamison Crowder

How Do NFL Depth Charts Work?

NFL depth charts are charts that show a team's roster by how players are used. They show who the starting players are at each position for a particular team, while also showing who the backups are and in what order. They allow for easy access to a team's rankings in every position from whether a player is a starter, backup, second string, etc. The NFL states that depth charts “must include 11 offensive positions and 11 defensive positions a team considers to be in its base units, and it must list expected starts and backups at each of those positions.”

What Are the Different Positions on an NFL Roster?

Quarterback

The quarterback is the controller of an NFL offense. Every play runs through the player who is often the headline act for an NFL team. The quarterback is the signal-caller who the ball is snapped to on every play who then throws the ball, runs with it, or hands it off to a positional player. Famous players include Tom Brady, Dan Marino, and Patrick Mahomes.

Running Back

Running backs are players who specialize in running the football and often line up in the backfield beside a quarterback. In the modern NFL, running backs have to have wider skills than simply running the football with players now also being asked to be a pass catcher and pass protector. You may also see them be called halfbacks. Famous players include Derrick Henry, Jim Brown, and Barry Sanders .

Fullback

Fullback is a position that isn’t regarded with as much importance in the modern NFL. Fullbacks are blockers for running backs, creating gaps and space for a running back to have success in.

Wide Receiver

Wide receivers are a team's primary pass catchers, whose job it is to catch passes from the quarterback. Wide receivers either line up on the outside or in the slot position and they run routes to create separation and catch balls. Famous players include Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, and Justin Jefferson.

Tight End

Tight ends are seen as all-around players who are expected to block and catch passes. They have the ability to be a receiver or blocker and often line up next to the offensive line. Tight ends are usually bigger and stronger than traditional NFL wide receivers and have the ability to be difference-makers on a team's offense. Famous players include Travis Kelce, Rob Gronkowski, and Tony Gonzalez.

Offensive Tackle

The offensive tackles play on the offensive line as blockers and are the two players on the edges. You have both a left tackle and a right tackle, and they help stop a quarterback from being sacked by defensive players and block for runners from the backfield. Famous offensive tackles include Trent Williams, Andrew Whitworth, and Joe Thomas.

Guard

Guards are interior offensive linemen who line up between the offensive tackle and center. You have a right guard and a left guard, and their jobs are to protect a quarterback when throwing the football but also to create gaps and running lanes for running backs. Famous guards include Marshal Yanda, Zack Martin, and Will Shields.

Center

The center plays in the middle of the offensive line to start every play. They snap the ball to the quarterback while protecting the pocket the QB is working in. Centers are widely expected to call out adjustments that will help the quarterback in analyzing the opponent’s defensive scheme. Famous centers include Jason Kelce, Travis Frederick, and Mike Webster.

Defensive Tackle

A defensive tackle lines up in the interior of the defensive line often over the offensive guard or center. Their job is to stop running backs getting through the line and to disrupt the passer. Famous players include Aaron Donald, Bob Lilly, and Warren Sapp.

Defensive End

Defensive ends play on the edge of the defensive line. They can sometimes be called edge rushers, which is a combination of a defensive tackle and linebacker and depends on strategy. The primary objective of the defensive end is to get after the quarterback on passing plays, causing sacks. They are also responsible for stopping running backs getting past them. Famous defensive ends include J.J. Watt, Reggie White, and Nick Bosa.

Linebacker

There are many variations of linebackers. They operate in the second level of a defense, filling the space between the defensive line and defensive backs. The roles of linebackers drastically change depending on the types and what the offense is doing. Depending on scheme and coverage, they can be tasked with stopping running backs, rushing the passer, and covering pass catchers. Famous players include Bobby Wagner, Ray Lewis, and Dick Butkus.

Cornerback

Cornerbacks are defensive backs primarily tasked with preventing passes from being completed. They often lineup covering receivers and attempt to break up passes or intercept them to halt an offense's momentum. Famous cornerbacks include Jalen Ramsey, Charles Woodson, and Deion Sanders.

Safety

A safety is a defensive back and is often the last line of defense who protects against the passing and running game. You find safeties usually come under two brackets; free safety and strong safety. Typically, free safeties are used more in covering passes and covering tight ends. A strong safety traditionally is more of a run defender, who is stronger than a free safety and protects against the run. Famous safeties include Troy Polamalu, Tyrann Mathieu, and Jamal Adams.

Special Teams

There are also specialist players on an NFL roster who are on special teams. Special teams center around the kicking game and consist of kickers, punters, long snappers, holders, kick returners, and punt returners. A team also allocates gunners who are responsible for getting downfield as quickly as possible following a punt.

How Often Do Depth Charts Change?

Depth charts can change weekly throughout the NFL season. The NFL insists that teams release their first depth chart before the first week of preseason. Then, they must be updated weekly through to the end of the NFL season.

The NFL says that teams must produce a “credible” weekly depth chart. The NFL also states that “listing players at each position on the depth chart in alphabetical order is prohibited,” just in case some NFL teams decide to be sneaky.

How Many Players Are on a NFL Team?

An NFL roster is made up of 53 players split across offense, defense, and special teams.

Of the 53-man roster, 48 are allowed to dress for game day, and only 11 can be on the field at any one time.

On any play, an NFL team must have 11 players on the field no matter if they’re on offense, defense, or special teams. A team can make any number of substitutions throughout a game as long as the ball is not in play.

On offense, a team must include five offensive linemen, while the other six positions are made up of a quarterback and then a mixture of receivers, running backs, and tight ends, depending on play-calling.

During the preseason, a team can have up to 90 players on their roster before they have to cut them down prior to the start of the regular season, usually a week before the NFL season.

What Is the Practice Squad?

A practice squad is a collection of players who are contracted by the team but are not a part of the 53-man roster. The practice squad is generally used by young players to aid their development.

Practice squad members are not allowed to participate in games or travel with the team, but they are allowed to practice with the team throughout the week. They often help prepare the active core roster for game day by replicating what teams are expecting to see from the opponent on any given week during practice sessions.

Players on the practice squad can be signed or upgraded to the active roster at any time during the NFL season, providing there is room.

Players can also be signed to another team's roster at any time without having to provide compensation in return, should a team call them up. Teams can protect themselves against this by allocating four players every week who cannot be signed from their practice roster to another NFL team.

How Many Players on the Practice Squad?

Each team is allowed 16 practice squad players.

Of the 16 practice squad members, only six are allowed no restrictions on their NFL experience. Meanwhile, the other 10 have to have had less than two years of NFL experience.

Players on practice squads generally earn much less than players on active rosters. The NFL minimum for practice squad members in 2023 is $12,000, which will steadily increase through 2030.