Size Does Matter: How an NFL Player’s Height and Weight Affects Performance


Published: July 16, 2009

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... out of the NFL because their measurables, in NFL draft speak—height and weight, for example—are poor. To wit:

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2007—the second-highest ever for a Tiger—and finished his college career with the most offensive yardage in Missouri history. He had over 13,000 total yards in his three full years as a Tiger, including over 4,300 passing yards in both his junior and senior seasons.

His completion percentage was 72.9 percent in his final season, in which he also had 39 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

But scouting reports said that Daniel, measured at 6'0" at the Scouting Combine, "lacks ideal height for an NFL quarterback." Daniel went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft and is currently fighting for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the Washington Redskins.

Northern Illinois running back Garrett W...

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