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QB Lamar Jackson isn’t undersized- the NFL Combine says so

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Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Size does matter; most of the time. And certainly, in the NFL they want to know exactly how tall, heavy, agile, and “straight ahead fast,” you really are. So, at their Scouting Combine, they do actual measurements of the players for the benefit of those teams drafting them.

And now, those numbers have begun to be publicized and guess what? After some concern over his height and weight not being enough to play in the NFL, former Heisman winning QB Lamar Jackson turns out to be just fine in both categories.

The NFL said Thursday that Jackson measured at 6’2 and 213 lbs., which makes him not undersized, but actually average sized for the position.

When you consider that QB’s Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Rodgers have all won Super Bowls in the last 10 years and none of them is over 6’2, then Jackson clearly cannot be discounted on height alone.

Also, because we already knew his height at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL, from last month, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield didn’t even register 6’1 then, or Thursday at the Combine. In fact, here’s a quick tidbit about him being under that height:

That’s right. For all the talk about Mayfield’s toughness, mobility, arm, etc., only Johnny Manziel has been shorter and actually taken in the first round of the draft as a QB, in the last 15 years.

For the record, we knew that Wyoming QB Josh Allen has the “look” and the arm of the prototypical pocket QB from what we saw in college and also, at that same Senior Bowl.

Here was his breakdown measurement-wise on Thursday.

So clearly, he’s more out of the recent mold of not only Wentz, but Cam Newton, and Roethlisberger, etc. in terms of height.

Back to Jackson and all the debate before and now at the Combine, including if he should switch positions. We wrote previously that is ridiculous and he should remain as a QB for these workouts and meetings.

Well, here was Dolphins VP Mike Tannenbaum on West Palm Beach radio yesterday speaking on the subject:

So, the bottom line is: judge Lamar Jackson not on the measureables of size, because it’s demonstrated above that it shouldn’t be an issue. No, judge him in Indy this week and beyond on things like skill, accuracy, and command of a playbook/offense.

That’s really how a QB in the NFL measures up…..or not.

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