I've been getting all the measurement data sent to me but felt it was a little too much detail...until I got the WR measurements. I saw a couple surprises here so I thought this was worth a discussion.
First off we shouldn't be surprised when any player suddenly measures shorter than advertised by their college. It happens all the time. Just as important though for a WR is hand size. I like a WR big hands that when couples with long arms means the WR can get to more balls.
Notice only four WR have hands 10" or bigger. One of which is Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins whom I would love to see the Panthers land at #44. Hopkins also weighed in 10 lbs heavier than expected so let's see if that affects his 40 time on Sunday.
At the other end of the spectrum WR Terrence Williams, who led the nation in receiving yardage and has a 1st round grade, hands only measured around 8 1/2". I'm sure that would be enough to drop him down anyone's board but it certainly could.
Cordarelle Patterson ended up being about an inch shorter than we thought. Keenan Allen ended up being what we expected plus 10" hands. I think Allen remains the #1 WR after the combine.
A little perplexing is unknown Tyrone Goard from Eastern Kentucky who measured in as the tallest WR at 6'7" but his hand size doesn't match the frame, measuring only 8.68.
If long arms are your thing then you would love Rutger's Mark Harrison and his 35" fly swatters.
|Tavon Austin||West Virginia||5-9||174||30.08||9.18|
|Stedman Bailey||West Virginia||5-10||193||32.68||9.78|
|Alan Bonner||Jacksonville State||5-10||193||30.28||9.38|
|Josh Boyce||Texas Christian||5-11||206||31.28||9.28|
|Marcus Davis||Virginia Tech||6-3||233||32.68||10.28|
|Corey Fuller||Virginia Tech||6-2||204||33.28||9.48|
|Tyrone Goard||Eastern Kentucky||6-7||205||34.08||8.68|
|Chris Harper||Kansas State||6-1||229||32.68||9.68|
|Brandon Kaufman||Eastern Washington||6-5||216||32.28||9.28|
|Quinton Patton||Louisiana Tech||6-0||204||32.78||9.38|
|Da'Rick Rogers||Tennessee Tech||6-2||217||32.68||9.48|
|Ace Sanders||South Carolina||5-7||173||29.48||8.78|
|Rodney Smith||Florida State||6-4||225||34.68||10.38|
|Ryan Swope||Texas A&M||6-0||205||31.38||8.48|
|Markus Wheaton||Oregon State||5-11||189||32.68||9.18|
|Marquess Wilson||Washington State||6-3||194||31.18||9.28|