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NFL Combine 2020: RB, OL, ST measurements & weigh-in results

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The running backs run the gamut from small and nimble to big and lumbering to everything in between.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 07 Big Ten Championship Game Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

As the first group of players met with the media today at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, another batch of draft prospects was getting measured in for their full weigh-ins. The running backs, offensive linemen, and specialists all went through their first measurements of the week, and there were a few notable numbers coming from the measuring tapes.

The running back position has perhaps more variance in size than just about any other position on the football field. Linemen are big. Linebackers tend to be of a fairly similar build. Only receivers can seem to match the range of body sizes and styles that are present at tailback. This year’s running back class ranges from 5-foot-5 to 6-foot-3 and 188 pounds all the way up to 247, more or less matching the differences between the biggest and smallest wideouts at this year’s Combine.

Here’s a look at those numbers.

RB Measurements - 2020 Combine

NAME POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan
NAME POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan
Ahmed, Salvon RB Washington 5107 197 8 6/8 29 2/8 71 5/8
Akers, Cam RB Florida St. 5103 217 9 30 5/8 74 5/8
Anderson, Jet RB TCU 5104 208 9 5/8 30 4/8 74 3/8
Bellamy, LeVante RB Western Michigan 5087 192 8 6/8 30 2/8 73 7/8
Benjamin, Eno RB Arizona State 5087 207 8 5/8 31 2/8 76
Calais, Raymond RB Louisiana-Lafayette 5077 188 9 2/8 30 73 6/8
Dallas, DeeJay RB Miami 5101 217 9 2/8 30 5/8 74 2/8
Dillon, AJ RB Boston College 6003 247 9 5/8 31 5/8 77 5/8
Dobbins, J.K. RB Ohio St. 5094 209 9 4/8 29 6/8 73 4/8
Dowdle, Rico RB South Carolina 5112 213 9 4/8 31 3/8 75 5/8
Edwards-Helaire, Clyde RB LSU 5072 207 9 5/8 29 70 5/8
Evans, Darrynton RB Appalachian St. 5101 203 9 2/8 31 5/8 76 5/8
Hasty, JaMycal RB Baylor 5080 205 9 1/8 31 1/8 74 4/8
Herrien, Brian RB Georgia 5111 209 9 29 6/8 73 6/8
Jones, Tony RB Notre Dame 5104 220 9 4/8 30 5/8 74 1/8
Kelley, Joshua RB UCLA 5105 212 9 5/8 31 5/8 76 2/8
Leake, Javon RB Maryland 6001 215 9 5/8 31 4/8 75 6/8
LeMay, Benny RB Charlotte 5081 221 9 29 7/8 72 4/8
McFarland, Anthony RB Maryland 5081 208 8 7/8 30 3/8 73 3/8
Moss, Zack RB Utah 5093 223 9 2/8 31 2/8 75 4/8
Olonilua, Sewo RB TCU 6025 232 10 32 1/8 78 1/8
Perine, La'Mical RB Florida 5106 216 10 2/8 31 5/8 76 3/8
Phillips, Scottie RB Mississippi 5080 209 8 4/8 29 3/8 70 2/8
Robinson, James RB Illinois St. 5090 219 8 6/8 29 5/8 72 4/8
Swift, D'Andre RB Georgia 5082 212 9 29 7/8 72
Taylor, J.J. RB Arizona 5052 185 8 4/8 28 6/8 71 2/8
Taylor, Jonathan RB Wisconsin 5102 226 9 4/8 31 1/8 75 3/8
Taylor, Patrick RB Memphis 6014 217 9 3/8 32 2/8 75 5/8
Vaughn, Ke'Shawn RB Vanderbilt 5095 214 8 7/8 30 7/8 73 4/8
Warren, Mike RB Cincinnati 5091 226 9 1/8 29 4/8 71 4/8

Notable among this group is Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, who weighed in at 226 pounds, around his playing weight from 2019. Taylor coming in still at that mark is notable, because one player who he is often paired up with in draft analysis and in Big Ten football over the past years, Ohio State’s JK Dobbins, came in light. Dobbins measured 5-foot-9 12 but just 209 pounds, almost 10 pounds lighter than his listed weight on the Buckeyes’ roster.

Those two will surely have their workouts compared when they take the field on Friday. Taylor is an exceptional sprinter, however, with high school track times as fast as 10.49 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Even at around 220 pounds last summer, he was reportedly running the 40 in the 4.3 range. His performance should be a fun workout to watch when Friday afternoon rolls around.

There are a couple of particularly big backs in this year’s class, however, with Boston College’s AJ Dillon measuring in around expected at 6003 and 247 pounds. Mike Warren from Cincinnati is also built like a bowling ball, matching Taylor’s 226-pound weigh in but at 1-1/8 inches shorter. The title of smallest player at the position this year goes to Arizona’s J.J. Taylor (no relation), who stands just 5-foot-5 14 and 185 pounds.

OL Measurements - 2020 Combine

NAME POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan
NAME POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan
Adams, Trey OL Washington 6080 318 9 7/8 34 3/8 81 4/8
Adeniji, Hakeem OL Kansas 6043 302 10 33 6/8 82 3/8
Anchrum, Tremayne OL Clemson 6017 314 9 5/8 33 5/8 80 4/8
Bartch, Ben OL St. Johns (MN) 6056 309 9 32 7/8 80 4/8
Becton, Mekhi OL Louisville 6073 364 10 6/8 35 5/8 83 2/8
Biadasz, Tyler OL Wisconsin 6035 314 10 32 2/8 79 7/8
Bredeson, Ben OL Michigan 6045 315 10 1/8 31 1/8 76 6/8
Cabral, Cohl OL Arizona State 6047 300 10 32 2/8 78 4/8
Charles, Saahdiq OL LSU 6041 321 10 33 80 3/8
Clark, Cameron OL Charlotte 6044 308 11 34 1/8 82 6/8
Cleveland, Ezra OL Boise St. 6060 311 9 33 3/8 80 3/8
Colon-Castillo, Trystan OL Missouri 6030 313 9 2/8 34 76 2/8
Cushenberry, Lloyd OL LSU 6031 312 10 3/8 34 1/8 84 2/8
Driscoll, Jack OL Auburn 6045 306 9 7/8 33 78 4/8
Durant, Yasir OL Missouri 6060 331 9 4/8 34 6/8 82 6/8
Hanson, Jake OL Oregon 6043 303 9 2/8 32 6/8 78
Harris, Nick OL Washington 6007 302 9 6/8 32 1/8 77 4/8
Heck, Charlie OL North Carolina 6075 311 10 2/8 34 1/8 82 2/8
Hennessy, Matt OL Temple 6037 307 10 32 2/8 79 6/8
Herron, Justin OL Wake Forest 6035 308 8 7/8 33 4/8 80 4/8
Hunt, Robert OL Louisiana-Lafayette 6051 323 10 6/8 33 4/8 82
Ismael, Keith OL San Diego St. 6027 309 10 32 2/8 78 7/8
Iwuagwu, Cordel OL TCU 6027 309 10 1/8 33 6/8 81
Jackson, Austin OL USC 6047 322 10 2/8 34 1/8 82
Jackson, Jonah OL Ohio St. 6034 306 10 4/8 33 4/8 77 7/8
Jones, Joshua OL Houston 6050 319 10 1/8 33 7/8 79 7/8
Kindley, Solomon OL Georgia 6032 337 10 32 2/8 77 6/8
Lemieux, Shane OL Oregon 6037 310 9 4/8 32 2/8 77
Lewis, Damien OL LSU 6020 327 10 2/8 33 79 4/8
McKivitz, Colton OL West Virginia 6061 306 10 33 6/8 81 5/8
Molchon, John OL Boise St. 6052 309 9 4/8 31 1/8 76 4/8
Murphy, Kyle OL Rhode Island 6032 316 10 33 7/8 79 7/8
Muti, Netane OL Fresno St. 6027 315 10 5/8 31 6/8 76 4/8
Niang, Lucas OL TCU 6060 315 10 4/8 34 2/8 83 1/8
Onwenu, Mike OL Michigan 6025 344 10 4/8 34 3/8 82
Peart, Matt OL Connecticut 6065 318 9 4/8 36 5/8 86 4/8
Phillips, Tyre OL Mississippi St. 6050 331 10 3/8 35 1/8 84 5/8
Pinter, Danny OL Ball St. 6042 306 9 4/8 31 7/8 77 7/8
Ruiz, Cesar OL Michigan 6026 307 11 33 1/8 79 5/8
Runyan, Jon OL Michigan 6042 306 9 1/8 32 2/8 79 5/8
Simpson, John OL Clemson 6041 321 11 2/8 34 1/8 82 3/8
Steele, Terence OL Texas Tech 6057 312 9 4/8 35 1/8 85 4/8
Stenberg, Logan OL Kentucky 6060 317 10 2/8 32 4/8 80
Stepaniak, Simon OL Indiana 6041 313 10 3/8 32 79 7/8
Taylor, Alex OL South Carolina St. 6083 308 11 2/8 36 1/8 88
Thomas, Andrew OL Georgia 6051 315 10 2/8 36 1/8 93 4/8
Throckmorton, Calvin OL Oregon 6050 317 9 4/8 32 4/8 77 7/8
Wanogho, Prince Tega OL Auburn 6050 308 10 3/8 33 4/8 80 6/8
Williams, Darryl OL Mississippi St. 6023 304 9 6/8 32 1/8 77 7/8
Wills, Jedrick OL Alabama 6042 312 10 34 2/8 83 4/8
Wilson, Isaiah OL Georgia 6064 350 10 2/8 35 4/8 84 3/8
Wirfs, Tristan OL Iowa 6047 320 10 2/8 34 80 2/8

On the offensive line, one player stands out above all the rest, literally speaking. That is South Carolina State’s Alex Taylor, a massive human at 6-foot-8 3/8 and a lean 308 pounds. Perhaps more impressive than his height, however, are his 11-1/4-inch hands and his 88-inch (that’s 7-foot-4) wingspan. Washington’s Trey Adams comes in a fraction of an inch shorter at 6-foot-8, but with only an 81-1/2-inch wingspan.

All of the linemen are going to be large humans by nature of their position, of course, with only one player measuring in shorter than 6-foot-1. That was Adams’ teammate Nick Narris, an interior lineman who fell in at 6-foot and 7/8-inch and 302 pounds.

ST Measurements - 2020 Combine

NAME POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan
NAME POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan
Bass, Tyler K Georgia Southern 5104 185 8 6/8 29 4/8 71 4/8
Blankenship, Rodrigo K Georgia 6010 190 9 30 5/8 73 1/8
Molson, JJ K UCLA 5112 182 9 4/8 30 6/8 73 3/8
Ferguson, Blake LS LSU 6025 229 9 6/8 31 3/8 75 6/8
Wirtel, Steven LS Iowa St. 6036 235 9 3/8 31 1/8 75 3/8
Charlton, Joseph P South Carolina 6044 195 8 4/8 32 3/8 78 2/8
Hofrichter, Sterling P Syracuse 5095 196 8 5/8 29 3/8 71 4/8
Mann, Braden P Texas A&M 5113 198 9 2/8 30 73 7/8
Pechin, Alex P Bucknell 6005 213 9 3/8 29 5/8 72 2/8
Siposs, Arryn P Auburn 6024 213 9 2/8 32 76 3/8
Townsend, Tommy P Florida 6013 191 9 1/8 321/8 76 4/8
Turk, Michael P Arizona State 6004 226 9 7/8 31 1/8 76

Finally we have the specialists, and frankly there isn’t a ton to glean from this. The one standout on the large side is South Carolina punter Joseph Charlton, who came in at 6-foot-4 1/2. Still, he’s 1-1/8 inch shorter than Packers punter JK Scott.


Stay tuned for more from Indianapolis all week long. This group of players will meet with the media on Wednesday morning, while measurements keep going with the defensive linemen and linebackers.