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Old 04-04-2008   #1
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Finally found some arm lengths that we've all been wondering about. Names with link also provide link. Measurements are towards the bottom of the link listed under 'Agility Tests'.

Top Ten Offensive Tackles ranked by arm length:

T-1.Godser Cherilus 35"

T-1.Carl Nicks 35"

T-3.Jeff Otah 34 5/8"

T-3.Anthony Collins 34"

5. Branden Albert 33 5/8"

6. Duane Brown 33 2/8"

T-7.Ryan Clady 33 1/8"

T-7.Sam Baker 33 1/8"

T-9.Chris Williams 32 7/8"

T-9.Jake Long 32 7/8"



For Comparison: (Thanks to Hoth-Boy, Lucky)

1. Alex Barron 37 6/8"

2. D'Brickashaw Ferguson 35 4/8"

3. Marcus McNeill 35 3/8"

4. Levi Brown 34 3/8"

5. Joe Thomas 32 4/8" and 33 2/8"

6. Robert Gallery 31"

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Where can you find the arm measurements of Tackles from previous drafts? A comparison could help determine just how important arm length is.

Found Joe Thomas' draft profile. Arm length is 32½"
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Good article from last year with arm lengths for Joe Thomas and Levi Brown
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns

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TALE OF THE TAPE
Thomas
Height 6-7
Weight 311
40 time 4.92
Short shuttle 4.85
3-cone 7.88
Vertical 33"
Broad jump 9'2"
Arm 32½"
Hand 9¾"
225lb bench 28 reps

Brown
Height 6-5
Weight 328
40 time 5.32
Short shuttle 4.82
3-cone 7.81
Vertical 28.5"
Broad jump 8'7"
Arm 34 3/8"
Hand 10¼"
225lb bench 31 reps
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Where can you find the arm measurements of Tackles from previous drafts? A comparison could help determine just how important arm length is.
I am not sure, I've been trying to find those lengths- mainly guys like Ogden, Ferguson, Thomas, Gallery, McNeil, etc. I'll continue looking- I have found some posted but can't verify through links so I didn't want to post them. The NFL players profile from the above links don't have them for the pros, only the draft prospects, unfortunately.

I'll post them in the above post when/if I find them, or if someone else finds that information.
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Wiki has D'Brickashaw Ferguson's arm length at 35 1/2"

Wiki has Marcus McNeil at 35 3/8"

ESPN
has Joe Thomas with 33 1/4" arm length

This Buc's fan site lists Robert Gallery with 31" arms, Alex Barron with 37" arms
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If I'm not mistaken, 33" is generally regarded to be "Break-Even" ?
So look at some of those prospects, most notably Joe Thomas, who are
under. This has always been the biggest knock against our guy Eric Winston
to play LT I believe, but his length is in the 32-33 range so comparable to Williams and others.
I dunno, how important is this ? It seems to be more relavant for some guys than others ? Kinda misleading.
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I dunno, how important is this ?
I don't know, either. I think it boils down to "Can you play?' If you can play and have long arms, it's a bonus. If you can't play, they're a waste. I think Robert Gallery couldn't adjust to NFL rushers, and Joe Thomas has.
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