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2020 NFL Combine: Key measurements for QB, TE, and WR prospects

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Here are the major measurements from the first group of Combine prospects.

The 2020 NFL Combine has commenced! The first group of players arrived on Monday, beginning their medical checks and interviews—and they also stepped onto the stage for a tape measuring. From the biggest names to the standout results, here are the notable measurements from Monday’s group of tight ends, receivers, and quarterbacks.

Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

Hopkins had a solid weigh-in that positions him well to be a receiving tight end at the next level. Just short of 6’4”, and 245 lbs, he measured with 10 1/8” hands.

Stephen Sullivan, TE, LSU

Sullivan was barely used as a receiver at LSU, but his measurements will have some teams giving him a second look: 6’5” and 248 lbs, with a whopping 85” wingspan.

Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Kmet came in with the most traditional “tight end” measurements of any of the prospects on Monday. Nearly 6’6” and 262 lbs, with 10 12“ hands and 33” arms. That bulk could serve him well in-line.

Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

Teams praised Claypool for his measurements, having gained nine pounds since the Senior Bowl. Now at 6’4” and 238 lbs, Claypool is embracing the possibility that he could be used as a move tight end a la Evan Engram.

Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Higgins was as big as advertised, just shy of 6’4” and sporting 34 1/8” arms. At 216 lbs, he has enough bulk to be that go-to red-zone target from the X position.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Jeudy, whose speed and flexibility is his calling card, measured in with roughly average size at 6’1” and 193 lbs. His hands were larger than average, at 9 12”.

Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Ruggs, a speedster listed at 6’0” and 190 lbs in college, came close to that measurement in reality—5’11” even, weighing 188 lbs. One impressive note is his hands, measured at 10 1/8”—plenty of room to palm a football.

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

No real surprises for Lamb, who measured just short of 6’2” and just shy of 200 lbs. With 9 1/4” hands and 32 1/4” arms, he fits his known profile as a receiver with a large catch radius.

Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

Shenault showed up as expected, a chiseled 227 lbs, but the rest of his measurements were essentially the average for a receiver—a shade under 6’1”, 9” hands, and arms a hair under 32” in length.

Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Ruggs and Reagor are the two receivers vying to top this year’s 40-yard dash. If Reagor runs under 4.3, it would be an extraordinary feat, since he measured in at 5’10” and 206 lbs. The only recorded player who has run a sub-4.3 at more than 200 lbs was Breshad Perriman.

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Activate your sirens—Burrow’s hand only measured at 9”, the threshold at which many quarterbacks will be excluded from team boards. But come on. He also measured 6’3” and 221 lbs, and threw 60 touchdowns while winning the Heisman trophy. He’s the number-one pick.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The quarterback height stigma has taken a few hits in recent years, and Tagovailoa will aim to be the latest to break through that barrier. He measured at 6’0” and 217 lbs. His throwing hand measured an even 10”.

Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Love was yet another quarterback who measured up very nicely. At 6’4” and 224 lbs, with 10 12” hands and an 80” wingspan, he has plenty of size to whip footballs downfield with extra mustard.