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DeSean Jackson and Damaris Johnson are very short and very light

Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL, Riley Cooper is not currently on the team, and Arrelious Benn hasn't practiced in a week. The Eagles' WR position is in bad shape, and there's a possibility that DeSean Jackson and Damaris Johnson could be the Eagles' starting wide receivers this season, at least early on. The only reason that is a legitimate possibility is because Johnson has had a good camp, so credit him for for even having this discussion in the place. However, if indeed that is how it were to play out, the Eagles would easily have the shortest and lightest pair of starting receivers in the NFL.

DeSean Jackson and Damaris Johnson are very short and very light

DeSean Jackson catches a ball during Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp<br />at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on July 28, 2013. ( DAVID<br />MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer )
DeSean Jackson catches a ball during Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on July 28, 2013. ( DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer )

Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL, Riley Cooper is not currently on the team, and Arrelious Benn hasn't practiced in a week. The Eagles' WR position is in bad shape, and there's a possibility that DeSean Jackson and Damaris Johnson could be the Eagles' starting wide receivers this season, at least early on. The only reason that is a legitimate possibility is because Johnson has had a good camp, so credit him for for even having this discussion in the place. However, if indeed that is how it were to play out, the Eagles would easily have the shortest and lightest pair of starting receivers in the NFL.

Last week, when the Eagles practiced at Lincoln Financial Field, before the Riley Cooper video had even emerged, Howie Roseman was asked about the possibility of DeSean Jackson and Damaris Johnson being on the field at the same time. Roseman said that the flip side of using two small players like Jackson and Johnson at the same time is that they are two explosive guys, and if that's the best matchup against certain teams, then that's what they'll go with.

Chip Kelly echoed a similar sentiment yesterday. "I would love for everybody to be Megatron (Calvin Johnson)," said Kelly. "If we had five (Megatrons) that would be a great situation... If we get to September 9th and (Jackson and Johnson) are our two best guys, we're going to play with what we have."

If you compare Jackson and Johnson to the rest of the NFL, only one projected starting WR in the NFL is lighter than either one of them. The following table is sorted by weight:

Player Team Height Weight
Calvin Johnson Lions 6050 236
Vincent Jackson Buccaneers 6046 230
Brandon Marshall Bears 6044 230
Jonathan Baldwin Chiefs 6043 230
Demaryius Thomas Broncos 6032 229
Malcom Floyd Chargers 6052 225
Marques Colston Saints 6045 225
Josh Gordon Browns 6031 225
Andre Johnson  Texans 6020 225
Dwayne Bowe Chiefs 6022 221
Julio Jones Falcons 6026 220
Jacoby Jones Ravens 6025 220
Greg Little Browns 6024 220
Dez Bryant Cowboys 6020 220
Anquan Boldin 49ers 6005 220
Josh Morgan Redskins 6002 219
Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals 6027 218
Danario Alexander Chargers 6045 217
Jordy Nelson Packers 6025 217
Miles Austin Cowboys 6021 217
Alshon Jeffery Bears 6027 216
Cordarrelle Patterson Vikings 6017 216
Stephen Hill Jets 6040 215
Eric Decker Broncos 6031 215
Kenny Britt Titans 6027 215
Michael Crabtree 49ers 6013 214
DeAndre Hopkins Texans 6010 214
Mike Williams Buccaneers 6014 212
A.J. Green Bengals 6035 211
Brandon LaFell Panthers 6024 211
Mohamed Sanu Bengals 6014 211
Darrius Heyward-Bey Colts 6015 210
Pierre Garcon Redskins 5117 210
Roddy White Falcons 6012 208
Hakeem Nicks Giants 6006 208
Justin Blackmon Jaguars 6007 207
Torrey Smith Ravens 6007 205
Cecil Shorts Jaguars 5116 205
Victor Cruz Giants 6002 204
Sidney Rice Seahawks 6034 202
Stevie Johnson Bills 6017 202
Golden Tate Seahawks 5102 202
Brian Hartline Dolphins 6015 199
Mike Wallace Dolphins 6003 199
Nate Burleson Lions 6004 198
Reggie Wayne Colts 6000 198
Greg Jennings Vikings 5111 198
Chris Givens Rams 5111 198
Julian Edelman Patriots 5103 198
Andre Roberts Cardinals 5107 195
Denarius Moore Raiders 5115 194
Santonio Holmes Jets 5105 192
Randall Cobb Packers 5102 192
Lance Moore Saints 5092 190
Danny Amendola Patriots 5104 186
Antonio Brown Steelers 5101 186
Steve Smith Panthers 5090 185
Jacoby Ford Raiders 5087 185
T.J. Graham Bills 5113 180
Emmanuel Sanders Steelers 5107 180
Nate Washington Titans 6006 177
DeSean Jackson Eagles 5096 175
Damaris Johnson Eagles 5075 175
Tavon Austin Rams 5084 174
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Additionally, Johnson would be the shortest projected starter in the league, while Jackson would be the 6th shortest. The following table is sorted by height:

Player Team Height Weight
Malcom Floyd Chargers 6052 225
Calvin Johnson Lions 6050 236
Vincent Jackson Buccaneers 6046 230
Marques Colston Saints 6045 225
Danario Alexander Chargers 6045 217
Brandon Marshall Bears 6044 230
Jonathan Baldwin Chiefs 6043 230
Stephen Hill Jets 6040 215
A.J. Green Bengals 6035 211
Sidney Rice Seahawks 6034 202
Demaryius Thomas Broncos 6032 229
Josh Gordon Browns 6031 225
Eric Decker Broncos 6031 215
Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals 6027 218
Alshon Jeffery Bears 6027 216
Kenny Britt Titans 6027 215
Julio Jones Falcons 6026 220
Jacoby Jones Ravens 6025 220
Jordy Nelson Packers 6025 217
Greg Little Browns 6024 220
Brandon LaFell Panthers 6024 211
Dwayne Bowe Chiefs 6022 221
Miles Austin Cowboys 6021 217
Andre Johnson  Texans 6020 225
Dez Bryant Cowboys 6020 220
Cordarrelle Patterson Vikings 6017 216
Stevie Johnson Bills 6017 202
Darrius Heyward-Bey Colts 6015 210
Brian Hartline Dolphins 6015 199
Mike Williams Buccaneers 6014 212
Mohamed Sanu Bengals 6014 211
Michael Crabtree 49ers 6013 214
Roddy White Falcons 6012 208
DeAndre Hopkins Texans 6010 214
Justin Blackmon Jaguars 6007 207
Torrey Smith Ravens 6007 205
Hakeem Nicks Giants 6006 208
Nate Washington Titans 6006 177
Anquan Boldin 49ers 6005 220
Nate Burleson Lions 6004 198
Mike Wallace Dolphins 6003 199
Josh Morgan Redskins 6002 219
Victor Cruz Giants 6002 204
Reggie Wayne Colts 6000 198
Pierre Garcon Redskins 5117 210
Cecil Shorts Jaguars 5116 205
Denarius Moore Raiders 5115 194
T.J. Graham Bills 5113 180
Greg Jennings Vikings 5111 198
Chris Givens Rams 5111 198
Andre Roberts Cardinals 5107 195
Emmanuel Sanders Steelers 5107 180
Santonio Holmes Jets 5105 192
Danny Amendola Patriots 5104 186
Julian Edelman Patriots 5103 198
Golden Tate Seahawks 5102 202
Randall Cobb Packers 5102 192
Antonio Brown Steelers 5101 186
DeSean Jackson Eagles 5096 175
Lance Moore Saints 5092 190
Steve Smith Panthers 5090 185
Jacoby Ford Raiders 5087 185
Tavon Austin Rams 5084 174
Damaris Johnson Eagles 5075 175

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Jackson and Johnson would be hard to catch, but they probably wouldn't block many defenders or win many jump balls.

And now... Immature short jokes!

DeSean and Damaris are so short, they use a sock as a sleeping bag.

DeSean and Damaris are so short, they surf on popsicle sticks.

DeSean and Damaris are so short, they're boys with the Keebler Elves.

DeSean and Damaris are so short, you can see their feet on their driver's licenses.

DeSean and Damaris are so short, they hang glide on Doritos.

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