Originally Posted by TimeKiller
Size matters. Just look at any draft site, what's the first few things to learn about any prospect? How tall he is. How big he is. How fast he is. Then there are a few million internet GMs who rave about it, throwing out this phrase so I wanted to ask....what do you consider prototypical? I also wonder, does this mean average for the position or does it mean that this size/speed combo is set up to dominate the opponents? Is there a minimum requirement for you personally?
For me it's the domination. You build a car, you're probably not wasting your time building something that will barely hang in the fast lane of the highway. You want something that you can take anywhere to beat anyone. So...
OT- 6'5''+ 310 lbs. (Duane Brown)
OG- 6'3'' 320 lbs.
OC- 6' 300 lbs.
TE- 6'5''+ 270 lbs. (Graham/Gronk)
RB- 5'10'' 210 lbs. (MJD/Ray Rice)
FB- 6'-6'3'' 260 lbs. (Leach)
QB- 6'5'' 225+ lbs. (Peyton, Brady)
WR- 6'3''+ 220 lbs. (AJ)
For D? 3/4 mindset...
DE- 6'5"+ 290 lbs. (JJ WATT!!!!!)
DT- 6'-6'2" 315++++ (Not just weight here but I think squatty guys are better suited inside)
OLB- 6'3'' 250 lbs. (Reed)
ILB- 6'-6'3" 250 lbs. (Cushing...well, maybe when he was....)
CB- 5'11" 190 lbs. (KJ fits this bill pretty well)
S- 6'-6'2" 210 lbs. (Danieal Manning)
It is a trade off for me, but usually prefer bigger guys versus fast/quick guys except @ WR and corner. me and Al Davis had this in common (he was richer but I am better looking). I want WR and CBs that have speed to burn; if you cannot catch them doesn't matter how good or tall you are. Vertical leap is another important consideration.
Baylor's WR Terrance Williams 6'2" 205 4.49 & IIRC 43 inch vert.
NC State's CB David Amerson 6'2" 194 4.50 36" vert
You can have big and fast in Jacoby Jones and still have little to boast on. With size usually the hip swivle and balance suffer. I agree with most of your thread but not RB. I argued for years that smaller backs not as good as bigger back in our system. Along comes Foster and Tate....I like a Forsett on roster for 8-10 carries but give me the 215+ guy that can bust 4.50.