clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2014 NFL Combine: Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, And Johnny Manziel Get Height, Weight, And Hands Measured

New, comments

Time to put all the talk of height, weight, and hand size to bed. The three QB prospects most frequently tied to the Houston Texans and the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft have now been measured.

Teddy's bulked up.
Teddy's bulked up.
Andy Lyons

If you don't feel like scanning today's open thread for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, here are the results from Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, and Johnny Manziel's height, weight, and hand measurements this morning:

The takeaways:

1. The concerns about Teddy Bridgewater being too short, too light, or having carny hands should now dissipate.
2. Johnny Manziel fell just short of hitting that magical measurement of 6'0" tall. While I believe the concerns about how he'll adapt to the NFL are legitimate, it seems absurd to think that a quarter of an inch will have any appreciable effect on his draft stock. If a team likes him, they should like him just as much at 5'11 3/4" as they would if he measured a flat 6'0".
3. Johnny Manziel has some freakishly large hands.
4. Blake Bortles is a big boy.

Chime in with your thoughts in the Comments. Did today's measurements put you at greater or lesser ease with the idea of Bridgewater, Bortles, or Manziel being the next signal-caller for your Houston Texans?