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NFL Combine measurements: Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen polar opposites

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NFL: Combine Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Looking at Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen makes for an interesting study in how there may not be an ideal when it comes to quarterbacks. The two quarterbacks couldn’t be more different and yet both are being discussed as top ten picks.

Mayfield has one of the best completion percentages in the country. He completed over 70% of his passes the past two years at Oklahoma. He threw for 4627 yards last season en route to winning the Heisman.

Allen completed just 56% of his passes in each of the past two seasons at Wyoming.

Where Allen wows scouts is physically. He has the strongest arm, is the tallest QB in the combine (6-5) with the largest hands 10 1/8.

Once again Mayfield is on the other end of the spectrum. At 6-1, he is the second shortest QB at the combine and his 9 14 hands are second smallest as well. He is the only QB at the combine who is that short with hands that small. And yet he was arguably the best QB in the country against high level competition.

Quarterback measurements

Player School Height Weight Hand
Player School Height Weight Hand
Austin Allen Arkansas
Josh Allen Wyoming 6-5 237 10 1/8
J.T. Barrett Ohio State 6-1 224 9 7/8
Kurt Benkert Virginia 6-3 218 9 1/2
Sam Darnold USC 6-3 221 9 3/8
Danny Etling LSU
Luke Falk Washington State 6-4 215 9 1/4
Riley Ferguson Memphis 6-3 212 9 5/8
Quinton Flowers South Florida 5-10 214 9 3/4
Lamar Jackson Louisville 6-2 216 9 1/2
Kyle Lauletta Richmond 6-3 222 9 3/4
Tanner Lee Nebraska 6-4 218 10
Chase Litton Marshall
Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 6-1 215 9 1/4
Josh Rosen UCLA 6-4 226 9 7/8
Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State 6-5 235 9 1/8
Nic Shimonek Texas Tech
Mike White Western Kentucky 6-5 224 9 1/2
Logan Woodside Toledo