No surprise: Some top RB prospects measure 5-9 or shorter, top OL prospects are massive during NFL Combine measurements
That’s the approximate difference between the tallest and the shortest players measured Tuesday at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
Arizona running back J.J. Taylor, among the first underclassmen to declare for the 2020 NFL draft, measured 5-foot-5 1/4, 185 pounds, while offensive tackle Alex Taylor of South Carolina State (no relation) measured 6-8 3/8, 308 pounds.
Some of the top running backs in the 2020 NFL draft measured at just over 5-foot-9 or lower, including Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins (5-9 1/2, 209), Georgia’s D’Andre Swift (5-8 2/8, 212) and LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire (5-7 2/8, 207) are among the top tier of running backs.
Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin was deemed one of Tuesday’s NFL Combine “winners” by several media outlets after he measured a sturdy 5-10 2/8, 226 pounds. The same goes for Florida State RB Cam Akers (5-10 3/8, 217).
TCU’s Sewo Olonilua (6-2 5/8, 232) was the tallest and one of four RBs who measured over 6-feet tall. As expected, Boston College’s A.J. Dillon (6-0 3/8, 247) was the heaviest.
Official #NFLCombine RB measurements:
Tallest: Sewo Olonilua, 6-2 5/8
Heaviest: A.J. Dillon, 247
Longest arms: Patrick Taylor, 32 1/4
Longest wing: Sewo Olonilua, 78 1/8
Largest hands: La'Mical Perine, 10 1/4
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There were few surprises among the offensive linemen during their measurements on Tuesday. Washington’s Trey Adams came in just a shade under Alex Taylor’s height, measuring 6-foot-8, 318 pounds.
Taylor also had the longest wingspan at a massive 88 inches long. By comparison, Adams’ wingspan is 81 4/8 inches.
Peart checked in with elite measurements at 6-6 5/8, 318 with a wingspan of 86 4/8 inches. Becton measured a massive 6-7 3/8 inches and a Combine-high 364-pounds, with a 83 2/8 wingspan.
Andrew Thomas of Georgia was one of two tackles with arms longer than 36 inches. His measurables are 6-5 1/8, 315 pounds, his arm length is 36 1/8 inches and his wingspan is 83 4/8 inches.
As expected, Kentucky guard Logan Stenberg was the tallest interior lineman, checking in at 6-6, 317 pounds with an 80-inch wingspan. Stenberg was one of six interior linemen with a wingspan of 80-plus inches.
Lloyd Cushenberry of LSU had the longest wingspan at 84 2/8 inches. The senior center, considered by many draft analysts as the best interior linemen in the draft, measured 6-3 1/8, 312 pounds.