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2016 NFL Combine: Jared Goff, Christian Hackenberg Have 9" Hands, And I'm Embarrassed I Typed That

Well, that does it. Take these two QBs off your boards if you hadn't already.

Look at how dainty those things are.  He might as well be a toddler.
Look at how dainty those things are. He might as well be a toddler.
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Remember back in 2014 when there was talk about Teddy Bridgewater having small hands and how that would hurt his draft stock? Get ready for more of the same in 2016 with Jared Goff and Christian Hackenberg. This was the first paragraph of a story that went up on this morning:

Cal quarterback Jared Goff measured with 9-inch hands at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, falling short in a category that is of higher importance for quarterbacks for NFL scouts.

Goff's not alone in lacking ideal hand size.

Another of the draft's signal-callers, Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, also measured with 9-inch hands.

Fortunately, I have faith Bill O'Brien can coach Hack's hands up after the Texans select him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

But Carson there's a man with hands you can set your watch to!

North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, another of the draft's top QBs, measured with 10-inch hands on Thursday. The benchmark for adequacy when it comes to hand size for NFL quarterbacks, though different clubs have different opinions, is said to be in the 9-inch range. As such, Goff's hands won't necessarily be considered small or a liability; they'll just look small compared to those of Wentz.

Re-set your quarterback rankings accordingly, people.