What's in the size of a QB's hands?
|Manuel's hand measured 10 1-4 inches.|
The Eagles supposedly are hot on the trail of Smith, who they personally worked-out at West Virginia and brought in to tour the NovaCare Complex.
At the same time Eagles head coach Chip Kelly pays keen attention to the science of football, whether it's 40-yard dash times, measurements of ankle bones. protein shakes, heart monitors, sleep monitors, etc ...
Which brings us to hand size. Smith's hand length measured 9 1-4 inches, which is on the low side for a quarterback. In the eyes of some scouts that lack of grip is the reason he fumbled 32 times.
Hand size, or the lack thereof is one of the reasons quarterback Daunte Culpepper slid down the draft board to a dome team (Vikings). By the way, in that same draft the cold weather Eagles selected Donovan McNabb, who had 10-inch hands.
Is hand size an issue for Kelly?
E.J. Manuel, another quarterback the Eagles have interest in, has 10 1-4 inch hands.
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