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Old 02-17-2014   #2314
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Default Re: Manziel

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Originally Posted by Number19 View Post
Yes, it is not good form. But he does have huge hands, reportedly size 15. I don't know how that translates into inches, but we'll find out Friday.
Manziel wears size 15 SHOES. Some idiot in the comment section of PFT referred to his size 15 HANDS...........and it has become propagated elsewhere on the web. McClain supposedly quoted Manziel's preDraft quarterback trainer/coach with the same "size 15 hands." There is no such thing as a SIZE 15 glove or hand. Even a foot fitting a size 15 shoe measures only 11.73 inches from back of heel to tip of big toe. Hands are measured from the tip of the pinkie to the tip of the thumb with the fingers spread maximally....................and Manziel certainly does NOT have a 15 inch spread. Manziel has been said to compare with Russell Wilson's very large hands..........10 1/4 inch.

Found this interesting piece to put things into perspective.
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QB's Hands: does Size really matter...?


Written by Thomas Jackson on 19 June 2010.

The Packers’ Brett Favre had his hand measured at 10 3/8 inches, from thumb tip to pinkie tip, during the National Football scouting combine in 1991. Favre’s grip on the ball is so enormous that the thumb and little finger of his outstretched right hand probably would cover almost exactly half the circumference of an NFL football.

Daunte Culpepper’s hand size was 9½ inches at the ’99 combine. Culpepper’s hand measurement of 9½ isn’t extremely low by NFL standards, but for someone his size (6-4, 264), it is. Not only the size but also the unusual shape of Culpepper’s hands was a concern not only for the Vikings but other NFL teams before the ’99 draft. Several sources confirmed that Culpepper has what is commonly referred to as a “web hand.” It’s a hereditary condition in which his fingers don’t separate easily because the skin between them is connected upward toward the knuckles more than normal.

Michael Vick, who stands barely 6-0, has merely an 8½-inch hand. However, Drew Brees, who stands just 6-0½, has a hand of 10¼.

In the ballyhooed quarterback class of 1999 that included Culpepper, Tim Couch’s hand was 9 7/8, Donovan McNabb’s hand was 10-0, Akili Smith’s was 9¾ and Cade McNown’s was 9 3/8.

A list of other quarterbacks and their hand sizes includes Brad Johnson (10 1/8), Patrick Ramsey (10-0), David Carr (9¾), Joey Harrington (9¾), Trent Dilfer (9 5/8), Jay Fiedler (9½), J.T. O’Sullivan (9½), Jake Plummer (9¼) and Chris Chandler (9¼).

One of the largest measures of any quarterback drafted in the first round was the 11¼ of Jim Druckenmiller. He was a bust, as was Heath Shuler (10 5/8 ). David Klingler (9¼) had a small hand and flopped.
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