Jared Goff might have small hands, but he at least has a sense of humor about it.
The Cal quarterback, who might be the first one taken in this year’s draft, joked about the perceived digital deficit he’s facing, after his hands measured at 9 inches.
“I just heard about that yesterday,” Goff said at the Scouting Combine. “I’ve been told I have pretty big hands all my life.
“I’ve never had a problem with that.”
Honestly, it might not be that big of a problem, though Cleveland coach Hue Jackson admitted he looks closely at hand size when he’s evaluating quarterbacks, as the ability to grip a football and “spin it” in adverse weather conditions is easier if you have larger mitts.
But at least he isn’t trying to stretch his hands the way some other prospects are, comfortable with the way he’s been able to throw the ball for years.
And as he goes through the evaluation process, the size of his hands might matter less and less. While the Browns are likely considering him and Carson Wentz with the second overall pick, there’s a general sense that Goff’s the more ready to play immediately of the two. Of course, that might just be because Goff went to a Division I college, while Wentz played at FBS North Dakota State.