Friday, February 21, 2014


By Eric C. Wright

Indianapolis, IN.--Today is measurement day which is always a popular tool for grading NFL drat prospects.  With that in mind here is where some of the bigger name prospects graded out with their size.

-The biggest name of course is Texas A@M's Johnny Manziel who came in at 5-11 and 207 pounds.  His hands however measured bigger than both Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater which is not to be overlooked.  Russell Wilson was on the short side with his height prior to being drafted but he too measured out with very large hands. 

-LSU WR Jarvis Landry came in at 5-11 and 204 which was two inches shorter than his listed college height. 

-Oregon State WR Brandon Cooks measured 5-9 and 189 which is very slight.  The former track star has been talked about as another Tavon Austin.

-Penn State WR Allen Robinson measured in at 6-2 and 220 which will help his draft status.  Robinson likely solidified a first round grade.

-LSU WR Odell Beckham came in at 5-11 and 198 which is pretty much what his teammate Landry measured out at.  Beckham however has higher draft upside and has been talked about as another Antonio Brown.

-Alabama QB A.J. McCarron came in at 6-3 and 220 which is very solid size and will help his draft status a bit.  McCarron is one of the draft's toughest to grade as some love him and some hate him with no in between.

-The top player in the draft in Clemson's Sammy Watkins came in at 6-3 and 211.  If not for the QB-needy teams at the top, Watkins could be argued as the best player in the draft who could have been top five. 

-Blake Bortles:  6-5 232.  Impressive size by Bortles who could go number 1 to Houston.

-Teddy Bridgewater:  6-2 214.  It looks like Bridgewater has fallen behind both Bortles and Manziel but he could end up with Cleveland at number 4. 

-USC WR Marquis Lee:  5-11 192.  Recent bad performances by USC receivers (Mike Williams, Dwayne Jarrett) has made some leery about this kid.

-Texas A@M 's Mike Evans:  6-4 231.  The best bet to be the second receiver off the board due to his terrific size. 

-Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin:  6-5 240.  Rapid riser who was scored a ton of touchdowns for the Seminoles last season.

Check back later. 

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