For NFL teams, one of the most useful aspects of the Senior Bowl is that it’s the first opportunity to get an accurate height and weight for all the prospects in attendance. And NFL teams often find that those prospects aren’t quite as big as their colleges would have everyone believe.
For a pair of quarterbacks at this year’s game, Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson and Boise State’s Kellen Moore, it won’t be good news that the yardstick revealed that they’re less than six feet tall.
Josh Norris of Rotoworld has the heights and weights of all the prospects, with Wilson checking in at 5 feet, 10 and 5/8 inches, and Moore measuring at 5 feet, 11 and 3/4 inches. It’s not often that an NFL team spends a draft pick on a quarterback who comes in that short.
Wisconsin listed Wilson at 5-foot-11, and Boise State listed Moore at 6-foot-0, so both colleges rounded up but didn’t mislead anybody about the height of their passers. Basically, this news confirms what we already thought: These two guys were excellent college quarterbacks, but they’ll be two of the shortest quarterbacks in the NFL. If they make it in the NFL.