Tackles are armed for draft scrutiny

Ah, the NFL Scouting Combine . . . a time when it’s accepted – no, expected – to write about the measurements of a man’s arms.

 

Daniel Jeremiah of Move the Sticks has checked in early this morning with measurements of some of the offensive tackles in this year’s draft.

 


Bulaga.jpgBryan Bulaga (Iowa) checks in at 6-foot-5 3/8 with arm length of 33 1/4 inches, according to Jeremiah. Of the group of tackles considered elite, Bulaga’s arms are the shortest.

 

Arm length for offensive tackles is considered important. Some believe part of Adam Snyder’s problem is his relatively short arms. Snyder’s arm length was measured at 32 7/8 inches back in 2005.

 

Jeremiah shared this information with his followers on Twitter:

 

Bruce Campbell (Maryland) 6-6 3/8 tall; 314 lbs. His arm length- 36 1/4…”that’s extremely long!” Jeremiah wrote.

Anthony Davis (Rutgers) 6-5; 323 lbs. His arm length-34.

Russell Okung (Oklahoma St) 6-5 ΒΌ; 307 lbs. 36 inch arms.

Trent Williams (Oklahoma) 6-4 5/8; 315 lbs. 34 1/4 arm length.

Charles Brown (USC) 6-5 3/8; 303 lbs. Arm length-35 1/4. “Very crucial that he weighed in over 300 lbs. I was told it was good weight,” Jeremiah says.

Jared Veldheer (Hillsdale) 6-8 1/8; 312 lbs. 33 inch arms. “With that height, you’d like to see longer arms,” Jeremiah writes.

Tony Washington (Abilene Christian): “impressed at the weigh-in. 6-6 1/8; 311 lbs. 35 1/2 arm length.

 

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Vernon Davis, he of the U.S. Olympic team curling captaincy, will be among four NFL players who will take part on a weeklong visit to U.S. troops at military bases throughout Southwest Asia.

 

Oh, yeah, Davis is also a Pro Bowl tight end for the San Francisco 49ers.

 

Davis, Browns tackle Joe Thomas, Texans defensive end Mario Williams and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will travel to meet the troops as part of the NFL-USO program, which began in 1966. NFL stars have visited troops stationed in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Kuwait and Somalia in the past.

 

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Niners coach Mike Singletary is scheduled to meet with the media at 7 a.m. (PT) today here at the NFL Scouting Combine, with GM Scot McCloughan scheduled to follow him at 7:15 a.m.

 

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