Baker Mayfield measures taller than he did at Senior Bowl

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It’s measurement day for the quarterbacks at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and the results for one of the top signal callers were different than they were at the Senior Bowl in January.

Baker Mayfield measured at 6’0″ 5/8 on Thursday, which won’t change the mind of anyone who thinks that his height is a detriment to his chances of NFL success unless they think a quarter-inch makes all the difference in the world. Chase Goodbread of NFL Media points out that Mayfield was 6’0″ 3/8 when he was in Mobile for the postseason game.

Mayfield’s height wasn’t the only thing measuring differently in Indianapolis. His hands were a quarter-inch smaller — 9 1/4 inches on Thursday — than they were earlier this year.

Unless Mayfield has some previously unknown abilities as a shape-shifter, the slight variance in measurements don’t seem  particularly significant. With hours of tape of Mayfield playing football to analyze and the chance to interview Mayfield, other data points will likely determine his landing spot in April.

25 responses to “Baker Mayfield measures taller than he did at Senior Bowl

  1. .
    I can’t recall a year when the mock drafters have been more at odds with each other. Their QB rankings are all over the board. Is Mayfield the first player selected, or the fifteenth? There’s no consensus of thought on any of the QBs.

  2. It is stupid that the NFL considers 6 foot too short to play Quarterback! How tall is Drew Brees? Russell Wilson? Most of the greatest Quarterbacks in NFL history were 6 foot 2 inches or under! Including warriors like Brett Favre! And some of the biggest busts like Brock Osweiler have been over 6 foot 5 inches!

  3. 1/4 of an inch – here I had him pegged for the HOF. Instead he is Ryan Leaf 2.0….

  4. He’s moving up the draft boards. Teams will now think he’s better because he is a quarter of an inch taller. Maybe someday teams will realize he’s the same player with or without that inch.

  5. Russell Wilson was too short. Christian Hackenberg had prototypical size.

    Who cares what a guy looks like when he plays. HOW does he play the game is the question that matters.

    And i’ll take a guy who plays the game like Baker any day, and twice on Sundays.

  6. I’m not worried about his height…Would it be nice if he were taller? Sure it would…Does it keep me from hoping my team can land him, not one bit..The guy is a competitor!

  7. I remember seeing mock drafts when Drew Brees was a junior in college, and he was rated as the number one player overall. Sometimes a guy returns for his senior year and blows it, but Brees had an awesome senior year at Purdue. He shattered Big 10 passing records, and was the consensus number one guy. Then he went to Indy and measured under 6’0, and ended up going in the second round. You’d think scouts would have thrown away their tape measures after that. It’s kind of embarrassing to watch those scouts down there making fools of themselves.

  8. These 2 side by side is what seems weird to me. Looking at Rosen, you’d think he’d have to be 7 feet tall to weigh that much.

    Sam Darnold
    Height: 6’3
    Weight: 221
    Hand: 9 3/8

    Josh Rosen (Taller, heavier, bigger hands?)
    Height: 6’4
    Weight: 226
    Hand: 9 7/8

  9. NFL pundits: “QBs under 6’2″ are to small to be any good at their position.”
    Drew Brees: “Say what?”
    Russel Wilson: “Dang, I ain’t no good at qb. I never knew that.”

    Shows what pundits know.

  10. When was the last time a super bowl champion said “yeah, we got those hand sizes right”. Waste of time, unless you consider the TV and other revenue. Put these kids in pads and have contact drills. Measure their football instincts.
    To me, any of these guys at combine should have stayed away and just told the coaches there is enough game tape from college. Don’t be lazy and if you are I don’t want you coaching me.

  11. It’s probably all in how different people measure. I’ve had a hard time wondering why, when I go to the doctor for my yearly check-up, I’m shorter than I’ve been for my entire adult life. So last month I brought a folding carpenter’s ruler; when I was alone, I checked their wall mounted measurement and found that it’s off by nearly 1/2″. So much for accuracy at the doctor’s office, and nobody bothers to check it, either.

  12. At some point on the height scale that quarter inch becomes the difference between undersized and tall enough. At what height do the majority consensus of evaluators agree that occurs?

  13. Years ago I was told the human body can settle as much as 3/4 inch over the course of a day, depending on the person.

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