NFL Combine 2012: Star Quarterbacks Measure Big at Combine
It's meat market time at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine Friday, as quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers take center stage in Indianapolis for measurements and physical examinations. For the two biggest names in the 2012 NFL draft the tale of the tape was kind.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, who is considered the prohibitive favorite to be selected first overall by the Indianapolis Colts in April's draft, checked in at a robust 6'4" and 238 pounds, which is prototypical size for a signal-caller and just reinforces Luck's status as the top choice in the draft, with one NFC executive telling Yahoo! Sports:
You don’t really realize how big Luck is until you see him in person. He’s a man. And he can move.
Today's measurements were even more crucial for Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin, as some scouts questioned the Baylor standout's size headed into the combine.
However, Griffin came up big (so to speak) when he needed to in Indy, stepping to the scale at just over 6'2" and 223 pounds as reported by Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.
Gil Brandt says #RGIII was measured at 6-2 3/8 ... That's very good for his draft stock.
This measurement should put most of the concerns regarding Griffin's heights to rest and can only serve to boost the athletic youngster's stock in the upcoming draft, according to Mike Sando of ESPN.
NFL teams prefer quarterbacks tall enough to see the field clearly. There was some speculation Griffin might measure shorter than anticipated. His measured height wasn't quite ideal by traditional standards, but it met expectations and did should not in any way damage the way teams view him. It should help him.
With it somewhat unlikely that either Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin will throw at the combine today's measurements may well have been the biggest moment for either player at this week's event, and as was the case so many times during their collegiate careers both Luck and Griffin came through when they needed to.
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