The Washington Redskins once one a Superbowl with a receiving line called the smurfs. That won’t go now in today’s NFL. Regardless of skill and production, the short receivers are in a minority. Most wideouts and even defensive backs peer down on them. Every team relies on at least one receiver who is taller than 6’1″. “There are some big players in this league. Some are like tight ends. Big receivers, you’ve got to get your hands on them and don’t let them get going. Get them down on the ground.” the Dolphins’ 6’1″ safety said.