Wide receivers don’t have to be tall, but it can be an advantage if you are tall.
Wide receivers need to be able to catch the ball and get into open space.
Taller guys will have the advantage of an extra reach to catch.
Ultimately, the wide receiver needs to create the space and catch the ball against the defender that they are jostling against.
If you are short, you can still outperform defenders as a wide receiver by:
- Getting into open spaces with your routes
- Outrunning your defenders
- Out jumping your defenders
- Having a high catch percentage ratio