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2019 NFL Scouting combine measurements: Wide receivers Hakeem Butler, DK Metcalf are incredible physical specimen

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We know the Raiders need a receiver. Specifically they need an X receiver which is a big, tall receiver who can go up and get passes. Those qualities make him a mismatch for most cornerbacks and a touchdown threat in the red zone. One receiver just put in some measurements that will have teams drooling over his ability to catch anything in his zip code.

Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler is not only the tallest wide receiver at this year’s combine (6-5 3/8), but his hands are also a freakish 10 34 — the same size as the largest hands in the NBA. The combination of Butler’s hand zone and his impressive 35 2/8 arms give him an incredible 83 7/8 wingspan; which mean he has the arms of a person who is 7 feet tall.

Certainly, being a great X receiver is about a lot more than height and wingspan. Butler is not currently considered among the top receivers in this draft. Most seem to have him as a day two pick. A good combine along with these measurements would put make him a real second round consideration for some team.

Top receiver DK Metcalf has some impressive measurables as well. The notably ripped receiver prospect came in at 6-3 3/8, 228 pounds with an impressive wingspan of his own of 82 7/8.

At his press conference Thursday morning, Jon Gruden gushed about Metcalf’s frame.

“We had a guy walk in our room last night, a receiver out of Ole Miss, his name is [D.K.] Metcalf, I mean he looked like Jim Brown,” said Gruden. “He’s the biggest wide out I’ve ever seen. You have to ask yourself, who is tackling this guy?”

Metcalf is considered the best wide receiver prospect in this draft and is expected to be selected in the top half of the first round.

Wide receiver measurements

Player School Height Weight Hand Arm
Player School Height Weight Hand Arm
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Stanford 6020 225 9 1/2 33 1/4
Miles Boykin Notre Dame 6036 220 9 7/8 33 1/2
Tyre Brady Marshall 6027 211 9 3/4 33 5/8
A.J. Brown Mississippi 6004 226 9 3/4 32 7/8
Marquise Brown Oklahoma 5093 166 9 30 1/2
Emmanuel Butler Northern Arizona 6031 217 10 1/8 33
Hakeem Butler Iowa St. 6053 227 10 3/4 35 1/4
Parris Campbell Ohio St. 6004 226 9 3/4 32 7/8
Jamal Custis Syracuse 6041 214 10 7/8 33 7/8
Felton Davis Michigan St. 6034 211 10 1/4 32 3/4
Ryan Davis Auburn 5097 189 9 1/4 30 7/8
Johnnie Dixon Ohio St. 5103 201 9 5/8 30 1/4
Greg Dortch Wake Forest 5071 173 9 1/4 29 1/4
Keelan Doss Cal Davis 6021 211 9 1/2 31 3/4
Ashton Dulin Malone University (Ohio) 6013 215 9 33 3/8
Jovon Durante Florida Atlantic 5111 160 8 3/4 31 1/8
Jazz Ferguson Northwestern St. (LA) 6045 227 9 1/4 34 1/4
Travis Fulgham Old Dominion 6024 215 9 1/2 33 3/4
Terry Godwin Georgia 5113 184 9 3/8 30
Emanuel Hall Missouri 6017 201 9 3/4 33 1/4
Mecole Hardman Georgia 5102 187 9 30 1/4
Kelvin Harmon N.C. State 6024 221 9 1/2 32 1/2
N'Keal Harry Arizona State 6023 228 9 1/2 33
Lil'Jordan Humphrey Texas 6035 210 9 1/2 32 3/4
Jalen Hurd Baylor 6046 226 10 1/4 32
Andy Isabella Massachusetts 5086 188 8 3/8 29 3/4
Gary Jennings West Virginia 6010 214 9 5/8 32 1/2
Anthony Johnson Buffalo 6017 209 9 3/8 31 3/8
Bisi Johnson Colorado St. 6004 204 10 3/8 30 3/4
Diontae Johnson Toledo 5104 183 9 30 3/4
KJ Johnson Fresno St. 6011 201 9 1/2 32
DaMarkus Lodge Mississippi 6017 202 9 1/2 33 1/8
Terry McLaurin Ohio St. 6001 208 9 1/8 31 1/2
D.K. Metcalf Mississippi 6033 228 9 7/8 34 7/8
Jakobi Meyers N.C. State 6015 203 9 1/2 32
Dillon Mitchell Oregon 6012 197 9 31 1/2
Stanley Morgan Nebraska 6000 202 9 7/8 32 3/8
Nyqwan Murray Florida St. 5102 191 9 3/8 31 1/8
Hunter Renfrow Clemson 5102 184 7 7/8 29 1/8
Riley Ridley Georgia 6012 199 10 1/4 32 5/8
Deebo Samuel South Carolina 5112 214 10 31 3/8
David Sills West Virginia 6032 211 9 32
Darius Slayton Auburn 6010 190 10 32 3/4
Jaylen Smith Louisville 6022 219 9 1/2 33 7/8
Cody Thompson Toledo 6014 205 9 3/8 31
Jamarius Way South Alabama 6034 215 10 1/4 33
Alex Wesley Northern Colorado 5117 190 9 31 1/4
Antoine Wesley Texas Tech 6041 206 9 3/4 34