NFL Combine QBs measured; Manziel under six feet
- Blog Post by: Master Tesfatsion
- February 21, 2014 - 10:32 AM
On Thursday, the offensive lineman, tight ends and special teams unit spoke to the media. Now, the running backs, wide receivers and, most importantly for the Vikings, the quarterbacks will visit the media center throughout the day.
Before the quarterabcks spoke to the media, they were all measured and weighed. Here's how some of the top quarterbacks measured:
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: 5'11 3/4, 207 pounds, 9" 7/8 hands
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: 6'2 1/8, 214 pounds, 9" 1/4 hands
UCF quarterback Blake Bortles: 6'5, 232 pounds, 9" 3/8 hands
While Manziel isn't six feet, he has bigger hands than Bortles, which might be the most important item to note from the measurements. Bridgewater has the smallest hands and frame of the group. There have been questions of his durability throughout the draft process, but 214 pounds was surprisingly heavier than expected.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garappolo will throw at the NFL Combine, according to NFL.com. McCarron previously said he didn't think he would throw at the event.
More updates to come throughout the day. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer also scheduled to speak at 10:15 a.m. CT.
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