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Old 02-21-2014   #140
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Default Re: NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis February 19-24, 2014

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
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 9 inches at the ’99 combine. Culpepper’s hand measurement of 9 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 8-inch hand. However, Drew Brees, who stands just 6-0, has a hand of 10.

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 9 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 (9), Joey Harrington (9), Trent Dilfer (9 5/8), Jay Fiedler (9), J.T. O’Sullivan (9), Jake Plummer (9) and Chris Chandler (9).

One of the largest measures of any quarterback drafted in the first round was the 11 of Jim Druckenmiller. He was a bust, as was Heath Shuler (10 5/8 ). David Klingler (9) had a small hand and flopped.
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