06-21-2006, 02:04 PM #1Prophet Guest
21st century 'too-tall' to play for Girls?
Cowboys | Rookie would be one of tallest safeties in history
Tue, 20 Jun 2006 05:48:00 -0700
Charean Williams, of the Start-Telegram, reports if Dallas Cowboys rookie S Pat Watkins (6-foot-5) makes the Cowboys' 53-player roster, he will be one of the tallest safeties ever to play in the NFL. The average height of NFL starting safeties last season was 6-0. Five starters were listed by their teams at 6-3, including Seattle Seahawks S Michael Boulware and Arizona Cardinals S Adrian Wilson. No safety was taller. It is uncertain who the tallest safety ever was, but Gary Barbaro, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1976-82, was 6-4, as was Don Burroughs, who played with the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles from 1955-64. NFL historian Gil Brandt, former Cowboys player personnel director, couldn't name any taller safety. Some teams listed Watkins as a receiver on their draft boards. The Cowboys traded up in the fifth round for Watkins to compete with incumbent S Keith Davis at free safety.
06-21-2006, 02:08 PM #2Jersey Retired
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Re: 21st century 'too-tall' to play for Girls?
6'5 is really big for a D-back. You have to admit though, seeing Moss (6'5) going up for a jump ball against a 6'5 D-back would be pretty sweet.
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