2014 NFL Draft Combine: Top Quarterbacks Weigh-In
Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Friday is another important day for the Jaguars, as the top quarterback prospects line up for their measurements. Some of the top prospects, specifically Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, had question marks about their build going into the combine. Here’s how it shook out for the three guys who should be taken pretty early in the first round.
|Blake Bortles||Central Florida||6050||232||9 3/8|
|Teddy Bridgewater||Louisville||6021||214||9 1/4|
|Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M||5116||207||9 7/8|
For heights, the first digit represents feet, the following 2 digits represent inches, and the final digit is eighths of an inch. Hand measurements are just in inches.
Blake Bortles measured in at pretty much what everyone expected, and boy does he have ideal size for the position. Bortles measured out similar to Ben Roethlisberger when he went to the combine. He didn’t really have any questions about size going into the combine, and he’s going to leave with no questions.
Teddy Bridgewater had some people worried because of his slight frame (listed at 196 lbs), but he measured out thicker than most expected and he seems to be adequate as far as size for an NFL quarterback. He probably can’t bulk up too much more, but his size should not be too much of a deterrent for teams.
The big concern with Johnny Manziel was his size, and unsurprisingly he measured in below his listed height of 6’1″. A positive however is his hand size, which so far is the biggest out of the top quarterback prospects. The general threshold for hand size is 9 inches – anything above that isn’t really a concern. But bigger hand size is thought of highly, and Manziel can use that to balance out some of his height questions.
We’ll post full quarterback measurements after all the prospects weigh-in.
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