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    Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    Every year at the NFL Combine, draft prospects strip down to their underwear and parade in front of scouts and executives in an event known as the weigh-in. This is the first time official heights and weights are taken on each player. However, two other vital pieces of information are also recorded that have just as much importance in determining how “big” a potential NFL prospect will play. Those numbers are reach (the length of a prospect’s arm) and hand size (the length from the pinkie finger to the thumb).
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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    Dunno and don´t want to about the arm length ,but we have a number 1 in the league in another ,more important measure, in Visante Shiancoe.Kudos Shank
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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    "El" wrote:
    Dunno and don´t want to about the arm length ,but we have a number 1 in the league in another ,more important measure, in Visante Shiancoe.Kudos Shank
    LOL, well I thought this would draw a bit more interest that this....... ;D
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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    Good info Marr!


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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    "ThorSPL" wrote:
    Good info Marr!
    Thanks.......

    I just found it very interesting when one looks at the arm length of some of the "Studs" this year.
    I will be watching with interest to see if thier short arms cause them to slide a bit this year.
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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    I found it really interesting watching the combine, when they talked about the guys with impressive Bench Reps upping their value, having shorter arms decreasing their value
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    "There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics"

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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

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    I found it really interesting watching the combine, when they talked about the guys with impressive Bench Reps upping their value, having shorter arms decreasing their value
    ???
    "There are lies, gol 'darnit lies and then there are statistics"
    LOL, I remember that stuff to.

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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    "Big" wrote:
    I found it really interesting watching the combine, when they talked about the guys with impressive Bench Reps upping their value, having shorter arms decreasing their value
    ???
    "There are lies, gol 'darnit lies and then there are statistics"
    yeah, long arms mean you have to push the bar up further.. but at the same time, its better as a Tackle to have long arms.. so as long as you have a decent showing, your in good shape.. as far as the combine overall, i think it makes scouts re-evaluate things on tape, to see if they missed anything... but i think they put too much into 40 times... just ask jerry rice, who ran a 4.71 track speed and football speed and intelligence are two different things...

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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    Bump......

    With all the talk about Britton of late, I wanted to see if his short arms would impact his ability to play RT.

    Eben Britton, Arizona (6-6, 309), arm length: 32½ inches

    Britton’s lack of length is a concern for me, especially if teams are looking at him as a left tackle prospect. Britton is a polished pass protector who showcases good technique and does a great job extending his arms and getting every bit out of his 32½- inch reach. However, that length is a concern for a left tackle and could force Britton into a right tackle role on some NFL teams
    Seems the whole arm discussion is based only on the LT and not RT.
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    Re: Behind The Measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

    "Big" wrote:
    I found it really interesting watching the combine, when they talked about the guys with impressive Bench Reps upping their value, having shorter arms decreasing their value
    ???
    "There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics"
    In regards to the bench it's easier for the guys with shorter arms to do more reps. Less lifting per rep, seeing as you're not done until your arms are fully extended. I think that is probably what they meant.

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