Defensive linemen, including Nick Bosa, measure in at NFL Combine
That reminder who?
That reminder who is here to tell you that the Arizona Cardinals just might draft a defensive lineman with their No. 1 overall pick rather than take Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.
Friday morning marked the measuring and weighing of the 2019 NFL Draft’s defensive linemen at the combine in Indianapolis, and a number of potential No. 1 overall picks were among them.
Ohio State pass-rusher Nick Bosa, who is widely regarded as the top prospect in the draft, measured 6-foot-3 6/8 inches and 266 pounds. He has a 33-inch arm length and 77 7/8-inch wingspan, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson.
That’s not as eye-popping as others who are projected as top-10 picks.
Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary was 6-foot-4 3/8 inches and 277 pounds. His arm length was 1 1/8 inches more than Bosa’s, and his wingspan was exactly 4 inches longer.
Clelin Ferrell out of Clemson was the same height as Gary and 2 pounds less than Bosa. But his arm length was the same as Gary’s and his wingspan was 82 3/8 inches, 5 inches longer than Bosa’s.
What about the defensive tackles?
In our mock draft tracker, Alabama’s Quinnen Williams is second behind Bosa in terms of people picking him to land in Arizona. He is 6-foot-3 and 303 pounds with an arm length of 33 1/4 inches and a wingspan of 80 1/4 inches.
A year ago, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver was viewed as a potential No. 1 pick, but his stock slipped. Size might be an issue, though he’ll get a chance to impress in terms of his athleticism later this week. Oliver is 6-foot-1 7/8 inches and 287 pounds with a 77 3/8-inch wingspan.
Who’s the biggest defensive lineman so far? That honor goes to Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence, who is 6-foot-4 1/2 inches and 342 pounds with an 84-inch wingspan. He’s projected as a top-20 pick.