Most of the time when you hear about the size of a player’s hands, it’s the quarterback. The thinking is that a quarterback can throw a ball better with larger hands. That isn’t an exact science, though it sounds good in theory.
How about the guys who have to catch those passes? Shouldn’t it be more important that they have big hands?
Some would say it is. And to those folks, I present Jordan Thomas and his 11-inch mits. ELEVEN INCHES. He is the only skill position player in this year’s combine to break the 11-inch hand barrier.
The 6-5, 265-pound tight end out of Mississippi State wasn’t a prolific pass catcher in college. The former JuCo transfer caught just 31 passes for 311 yards in two seasons with the Bulldogs. But with hands like that, who’s to say he can’t? Thomas is a late round draft or undrafted tight end prospect.
Tight end measurements
|Jordan Akins||Central Florida||6-3||249||9 1/4||33 1/2|
|Mark Andrews||Oklahoma||6-5||256||9 1/2||32 1/2|
|Marcus Baugh||Ohio State||6-3||247||10||33 1/2|
|Tyler Conklin||Central Michigan||6-3||240||9 3/4||33 1/4|
|Will Dissly||Washington||6-4||262||9 3/4||33 1/4|
|Troy Fumagalli||Wisconsin||6-5||247||9 3/8||32|
|Mike Gesicki||Penn State||6-5||247||10 1/4||34 1/8|
|Dallas Goedert||South Dakota State||6-5||256||10||34|
|Chris Herndon||Miami||6-4||253||9 1/4||32 7/8|
|Hayden Hurst||South Carolina||6-4||250||9 3/4||32 3/4|
|Ryan Izzo||Florida State||6-5||256||9||32 1/8|
|Jaylen Samuels||N.C. State||5-11||225||9 1/4||31 3/8|
|Dalton Schultz||Stanford||6-5||244||9 1/2||31 1/4|
|Durham Smythe||Notre Dame||6-5||253||9 1/4||31 3/4|
|Ian Thomas||Indiana||6-4||259||10||32 1/2|
|Jordan Thomas||Mississippi State||6-5||265||11||34 1/8|
|David Wells||San Diego State||6-6||255||9 5/8||32 1/4|