NFL Combine 2011: Nate Solder & the 10 Most Mammoth NFL Draft Prospects
One aspect of the Combine to see is the measurements. Some of these guys are big. When I say big, I mean B-I-G.
Since the Combine is all about measuring height, weight and athletic ability, it is harmless fun to look at the biggest guys to attend the Combine and see how they measure up to each other.
All stats are from NFL.com, and are as up-to-date and accurate as the website could provide. If there is a mistake, blame NFL.com for not updating their site fast enough.
So here we go . . .
James Brewer, 6' 6", 323 Lbs.
James Brewer is a guy not many people outside the State of Indiana know, but once this mountain of a man hits the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium, he'll start generating a lot more interest.
Marcus Gilbert, 6' 6", 330 Lbs.
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At 6' 6", 330 lbs., Marcus Gilbert may qualify as an "ogre" on the field. He's big, he's strong, and he's ready to make a killing at the Combine.
Ryan Mallett, 6' 7" 238 Lbs.
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Ryan Mallett is the Randy Johnson of quarterbacks this year with his freakish 6' 7" frame. Mallett has become a figure of controversy for perceived off-field issues, but he is one of the biggest guys at the 2011 Combine who isn't an offensive lineman.
Gabe Carimi, 6' 7", 314 Lbs.
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Gabe Carimi not only is one of the top offensive linemen prospects on the board, he also is a giant.
At 6' 7", 314 lbs., he isn't someone you want to try and get around unless you are fully armored up.
Zachary Hurd, 6' 7", 316 Lbs.
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Zachary Hurd is so big, he might qualify as a "Hill Giant" in a fantasy role-playing game.
Hurd did a good job with run blocking and pass defending, and is projected to go sometime in the middle rounds.
Kyle Hix, 6' 7", 318 Lbs.
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Kyle Hix made quite an impression because, like all things, everything is bigger in Texas.
Hix is a big boy who will have a good career in the NFL if he's as good as he is big.
Anthony Castonzo, 6' 7", 311 Lbs.
Anthony Castonzo is a brick wall. He is big, he is cut, and he won't let you get to his quarterback.
Castonzo is a first-round projection for many reasons—only one of them being size.
Jah Reid, 6' 7", 327 Lbs.
Jah Reid is as solid as they come at 6' 7", 327 lbs.
You try and move the guy. I'm not.
Richard Lapham, 6' 8", 315 Lbs.
This man is so big, cameras couldn't catch him. Our photo service had no pictures of him, and a search only turned up one photo that might have been him.
Either way, he's 6' 8", 315 lbs., and there soon will be a bunch of pictures of this guy to choose from.
Nate Solder, 6' 8" 319 Lbs.
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At 6' 8" tall, Solder is a brick wall on the offensive line. His size alone is enough to make him a first-round pick.
Solder is the current top-rated offensive lineman on the big draft boards, and size is one reason he is there.