2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Offensive Linemen, Tight Ends Measure Up

Tight end Zach Ertz of Stanford talks to the media in Indy. - USA TODAY Sports

SBNation is on hand at the combine, and provided us with the height, weight, and arm length of all the offensive linemen and tight ends on hand in Indianapolis.

With a big thanks to Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country, we have all the measurements of the offensive linemen and tight ends from the NFL Scouting Combine yesterday. It's obviously just another set of data points in the prospect evaluation process, but it can certainly be an important set of quantities if there are concerns about a player keeping his weight up or down. It certainly affected Russell Wilson last year, dropping his stock even further when teams found out he was even shorter than his listed 5-11 height.

Offensive Linemen

I have a few initial observations: D.J. Fluker is a mountain of a man, and not just in girth - his arms are the longest of any offensive lineman at 36-3/4 inches. Joe Madsen of West Virginia is on the other end of the spectrum, with the shortest arms of any linemen at a flat 30 inches long. Regardless of his ability, that will likely drive him down some draft boards. Otherwise, there wasn't anything really surprising here.

Player School Height Weight Arm Length
Oday Aboushi Virginia 6-5 308 33 7/8
Zach Allen N.C. State 6-2 332 33 1/2
Terron Armstead Arkansas-Pinebluff 6-5 306 34
Jeff Baca UCLA 6-3 302 34 1/4
Alvin Bailey Arkansas 6-3 312 34 3/4
David Bakhtiari Colorado 6-4 299 34
Chris Barker Nevada 6-3 305 33
Nick Becton Virginia Tech 6-5 323 35 1/2
Travis Bond North Carolina 6-6 329 35 1/2
Braden Brown Brigham Young 6-5 310 34 1/4
Braxston Cave Notre Dame 6-3 303 32
Emmett Cleary Boston College 6-7 316 34 1/4
Jonathan Cooper North Carolina 6-2 311 33
Jordan Devey Memphis 6-7 317 32 3/4
Chris Faulk LSU 6-5 331 34 1/4
Eric Fisher Central Michigan 6-7 306 34 1/2
D.J. Fluker Alabama 6-5 339 36 3/4
Manase Foketi West Texas A&M 6-5 318 34 1/2
Reid Fragel Ohio State 6-8 308 33
Travis Frederick Wisconsin 6-4 312 33
Rogers Gaines Tennessee State 6-6 334 36 1/4
Garrett Gilkey Chadron State 6-6 318 32 5/8
Tanner Hawkinson Kansas 6-5 298 33 3/8
Eric Herman Ohio 6-4 320 32 1/4
Khaled Holmes USC 6-3 302 35
Mark Jackson Glenville State 6-5 328 34 1/4
Luke Joeckel Texas A&M 6-6 306 34 1/4
Lane Johnson Oklahoma 6-6 303 35 1/4
Oscar Johnson Louisiana Tech 6-5 331 34 1/4
T.J. Johnson South Carolina 6-4 310 33 1/2
Jamaal Johnson-Webb Alabama A&M 6-5 313 35 3/4
Barrett Jones Alabama 6-4 306 34 1/8
Edmund Kugbila Valdosta State 6-4 317 34 7/8
P.J. Lonergan LSU 6-3 304 33
Kyle Long Oregon 6-6 313 33 3/8
Joe Madsen West Virginia 6-3 310 30
Lamar Mady Youngstown 6-2 317 33 1/2
Luke Marquardt Azusa Pacific 6-8 315 34 1/2
Stephane Milhim UMass-Amherst 6-4 314 34 1/4
Jordan Mills Louisiana Tech 6-5 316 34
Xavier Nixon Florida 6-6 321 33 1/2
Vince Painter Virginia Tech 6-4 306 34
Justin Pugh Syracuse 6-4 307 32
David Quessenberry San Jose State 6-5 302 34 3/8
Brian Schwenke California 6-3 314 32
Matt Stankiewitch Penn State 6-3 302 32 1/2
Dallas Thomas Tennessee 6-5 306 33 1/8
Hugh Thornton Illinois 6-3 320 34 1/8
J.C. Tretter Cornell 6-4 307 33 3/8
Ricky Wagner Wisconsin 6-6 308 34
Larry Warford Kentucky 6-3 332 33 3/8
Chance Warmack Alabama 6-2 317 34 3/4
Earl Watford James Madison 6-3 300 34
Menelik Watson Florida State 6-5 310 34
Jason Weaver Southern Mississippi 6-4 313 34
John Wetzel Boston College 6-7 315 34
Brennan Williams North Carolina 6-6 318 34
Brian Winters Kent State 6-4 320 32 3/4

Tight Ends

The big surprise that jumped out to me is how Dion Sims of Michigan State was able to slim down for the combine. Despite playing most of the 2012 season at a weight in the 280-285 pound range, Sims is down to 262. If he can still show good strength at that weight, I could see that boosting his draft stock a bit.

As for the tight ends who some are projecting to the Packers in the first few rounds, Tyler Eifert, Zach Ertz, and Gavin Escobar all came in right around the same size, with a slight knock on Ertz due to his arms being a bit shorter than the other two. Any clear separation between those three players will have to come in the on-field drills.

Hand size is a key data point for receiving options, and Joseph Fauria of UCLA measured up with massive 10-7/8 inch hands to lead the pack. Then again, he's the second-tallest player at the position this year. What was surprising was Eifert's hands being a full half-inch smaller than Ertz's or Escobar's despite very similar frames.

Player School Height Weight Arm Hand
Justice Cunningham South Carolina 6-3 258 33 7/8 10
Tyler Eifert Notre Dame 6-5 250 33 1/8 9 1/8
Zach Ertz Stanford 6-5 249 31 3/4 9 3/4
Gavin Escobar San Diego State 6-5 254 33 5/8 9 3/4
Joseph Fauria UCLA 6-7 259 33 3/4 10 7/8
Matt Furstenburg Maryland 6-3 242 31 3/4 8 5/8
Chris Gragg Arkansas 6-3 244 33 5/8 9
D.C. Jefferson Rutgers 6-6 255 34 1/4 10 1/8
Nick Kasa Colorado 6-6 269 32 7/8 9 1/8
Travis Kelce Cincinnati 6-4 255 33 3/4 9 5/8
Philip Lutzenkirchen Auburn 6-3 258 33 1/4 10 1/4
Vance McDonald Rice 6-4 267 34 3/8 10 1/8
Ryan Otten San Jose State 6-5 230 33 3/8 9 5/8
Chris Pantale Boston College 6-5 254 33 1/4 10 1/4
Jordan Reed Florida 6-2 236 33 10
Mychal Rivera Tennessee 6-3 242 32 5/8 10 1/4
Dion Sims Michigan State 6-4 262 33 1/8 10 1/2
Jake Stoneburner Ohio State 6-3 252 32 1/4 9 3/8
Levine Toilolo Stanford 6-8 260 34 1/2 10 1/4
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