Does Arm Length Affect OT Play?

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  1. Playoffs

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    Does Arm Length Affect OT Play?
    Nate Washuta | August 6, 2013


    read more here: https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/08/06/does-arm-length-affect-ot-play/
     
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    Interesting article. Thanks for posting.

    Eric Winston was found to have an arm length at the Combine of 32 1/4..........but by the time the Rams were entertaining bringing him in last year, they were reporting that he had amazingly stretched all the way to 34.........

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    Yay statistics!


    I think the most interesting this was how much more varied Right Tackles arm lengths are than left tackles.
     
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    A dude with T-Rex arms probably isn't going to make it as a tackle.

    The most important stat for an OT is footwork. Joe Thomas, for instance, not really all that of a physical specimen when it comes to measurables, but the dude's footwork is impeccable.

    Have great footwork with freakish skill (Orlando Pace) or size (Ogden) and you have a HOFer in the making.

    I remember someone pointing out how having long arms will make your bench numbers at the combine look worse. Longer distance to move the weight, adding up with every rep.
     
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    I can tell you that's true from personal experience. I have long arms and legs, and I've fought that all my life. Short stumpy guys can do more push-ups, bench press, etc. They aren't necessarily stronger, but in that particular context, don't go in against a stumpy guy.
     
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    That was probably me. I think I've posted that on here before.

    Guys with short arms are generally better benchers and bad deadlifters. Guys with long arms, just the opposite.

    The shorter the distance you have to move the bar, the better.
     

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