It’s almost been a month since the Super Bowl but thankfully the NFL Combine returned Thursday to quench our thirst for football. Washington State’s Luke Falk, Cole Madison, Tavares Martin Jr, and Hercules Mata’afa are in Indianoplis for the annual scouting event.
Quarterbacks had their hands’ measured yesterday, which has become increasingly discussed in the draft process. Falk’s hands came in at 9 1⁄4 inches which was a bit below average. Josh Allen, who despite completing 56 percent of his passes in the Mountain West has risen up draft boards, could continue see his stock continue to rise. The Wyoming quarterback had 10 1/8 inch hands.
In the last few years both Teddy Bridgewater (9 1⁄4 inches) and Jared Goff (9 inches) have been criticized for having “small” hands, but both have had impressive starts to their NFL careers.
The offensive linemen worked out alongside running backs and special teams players as well. Madison stood out, bench pressing 225 pounds, 26 times. His number of reps ranked 11th among offensive linemen.
Quarterbacks and wide receivers will work out on Saturday while defensive linemen will wait until Sunday. Falk plans to throw both at the combine and at Utah State’s pro day in his hometown of Logan Utah, on March 24. WSU will hold its pro day on March 8. You can watch coverage of the combine, happening through Monday, on NFL Network.
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