Jake Fromm comes up short in hand measurement

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Quarterback Joe Burrow’s hands were measured at 9 inches at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Monday, which falls on the shorter side of the spectrum but he can take some solace in not being the smallest of any quarterback in this year’s draft class.

As it turns out, the LSU product doesn’t even have the smallest hands of SEC quarterback prospects. Former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm’s hands measured 8-7/8 inches on Monday. That’s smaller than quarterbacks who generated concern about the size of their hands like Kyler Murray, Jared Goff and Teddy Bridgewater.

Different scouts, coaches and personnel execs have different views on the significance of hand size. The fact that two of those three players were first overall picks and that Bridgewater was also a first-round pick is a sure sign that it isn’t the end of the evaluation process.

In Fromm’s case, arm strength, overall athleticism and a five-game stretch last season where he completed less than half of his passes may be bigger red flags for teams picking apart an otherwise productive three-year run with the Bulldogs.

9 responses to “Jake Fromm comes up short in hand measurement

  1. Teddy Bridgewater’s hands were 9.5 inches, which is plenty big enough to hold onto a football. I put zero stock in hand size and the people who make a big deal out of it have no concept of what it takes to play quarterback. Jim Druckenmiller’s hands were 11.25 inches.

  2. “I put zero stock in hand size and the people who make a big deal out of it have no concept of what it takes to play quarterback. Jim Druckenmiller’s hands were 11.25 inches.”
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    The concept is simple. Larger hands allow for a better grip, thus better ball control. Throw a youth football, it is much easier than a full size football. Same thing is true for youth basketballs, much easier to handle than full size basketballs.

  3. Teddy Bridgewater’s hands were 9.5 inches, which is plenty big enough to hold onto a football. I put zero stock in hand size and the people who make a big deal out of it have no concept of what it takes to play quarterback.
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    Admittedly nitpicking, but his Combine hand measurement was 9.25 inches. Your point is spot on.

  4. Fromm is the most pro ready QB in this draft class. The Patriots should draft him to compete with Stidham for the starting job.

  5. If you want to know how well someone can throw a football, I suggest you watch the young man throw a football. Perhaps you might even have film of that behavior over the course of many games.

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