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NFL Scouting Combine 2022: These are the measurements for this year's showcase

As the NFL's 2022 Scouting Combine moves into the weekend, we already have some of the measurements from some of the players, including Quarterback, Wide Receiver, and Tight End picks.

The 40-yard dash, vertical jump and bench press are almost always certainly considered the "main events" of the combine, but at the end of the day, it all starts with the measurements. Just ask Kenny Pickett, who's hand size (8.5 inches) has been a matter of discussion for weeks now.

Who is the tallest tight end? Who is the heaviest running back? Which quarterback has the smallest hands? These are qualities that the scouts are looking for to sign any newcomer to any NFL franchise, and it all starts with measurements.

NFL Combine measurements 2022

These are the current measurements obtained until now. Be sure to check later for updates.




How do they measure hand size at NFL Combine?

The reason hand size measurements are so important is that the bigger the size of the hand, the better the grip the player can have on the ball, this is essentially important in the quarterback position. This could play a role in weather-related situations or just general ball security.

At the NFL Combine, they measure hands by taking a tape measure from the tip of the thumb to the pinky finger with the hand outstretched. The average hand size for a male is 8.5 inches. Most quarterbacks historically at the combine seem to have hands that measure at least over nine inches.

However, player like Joe Burrow have demonstrated that that's not necessarily true, and even if a player with a bigger hand size has a little more edge over a player with a smaller hand, it's the ability to throw and catch that defines the quality of the player. Regardless, most scouts really take that into consideration.

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