Nov 2, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the UTEP Miners at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Being a potential No. 1 overall pick and possibly the future quarterback of the Houston Texans Johnny Manziel, a former Texas A&M QB, measured in at under 6 feet with hands of 9 3/8.
Compared to of a comparable player in terms of height and weight in Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion QB Russell Wison his hands are 10 1/4 inches.
"“Many expect to be taken in the top three picks in the NFL Draft, came in at 5-foot-11 3/4, and weighed 207 pounds, according to NFL Media analysts Gil Brandt and Daniel Jeremiah.”"
Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) measured in at 6-2 1/8 with hands of 9 1/4. His weight was 214 pounds, more than 205 pounds that was listed as his collegiate playing weight.
Former Central Florida QB Blake Bortles, according to the NFL.com article, is 6-5, 232 pounds.
I don’t know how much this will affect either of their draft stock, but if the Texans want a taller QB, well, Manziel would be out of the running. If they want a taller QB, Bortles could be their guy.
I still believe Bridgewater is the QB to pick of these three. He has good measurable with his height and his performance in big games speaks for itself.
His final collegiate game in the Russell Athletic Bowl, in particular, was more than enough to prove to me he can be a big-game player. Some are worried about the hand size of Bridgewater if he has to play in cold weather or for keep ahold of the football in pressure situations.
All three of these QBs have work to do once they are drafted, but it will be interesting to see what else comes from the combine.