Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles linebacker Christian Jones (7) tries to tackle Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Senior Bowl: Linebacker weigh ins

Just Blog Baby will be keeping track of all the events surrounding the 2014 Senior Bowl. For more Senior Bowl coverage check out our flagship site Fansided.com. 

Monday marks the first day of official Senior Bowl events at Mobile, Alabama as 2014 NFL Draft prospects look to improve their draft stock at the Senior Bowl. Although big names often opt to not attend, even ones that should (Looking at you AJ McCarron), the Senior Bowl offers a good chance to look at a wide variety of prospects before the NFL Combine.

The Senior Bowl’s first big event is the weigh ins of the prospects, and while it may or may not be a tad creepy obsessing over the weights and heights of prospects it is something that can make or break a prospects draft value. Not enough height at certain positions can be a killer, as can not enough weight at others. Like it or not, it is apart of the draft process and is something that NFL scouts and front offices value.

Weigh ins at the linebacker position are even more important as NFL scouts will be looking to see which prospects will be able to stack up to NFL athletes which are much bigger and stronger than the majority of college players. Making the 218 pound weigh in of Florida State’s Telvin Smith a concern.

The most notable height measurement came from Wisconsin’s Chris Borland, who came in at 5’11” and three/eights which made him the only linebacker of the 2014 group to be under the six foot mark. It will be interesting to see what the scouts think of Borland’s height when putting him on their draft boards.

Following are the official weigh-ins courtesy of Fansided.com

Player
College
Height
Weight
Arm
Hand
W-Span
  Jeremiah Attaochu
Georgia Tech
6-3¼
252
32⅞
9⅜
81¼
  Lamin Barrow
L.S.U.
6-1¼
229
33
9⅞
79
  Chris Borland
Wisconsin
5-11⅜
245
28⅞
73⅜
  Jonathan Brown
Illinois
6-0½
224
32½
78⅞
  Adrian Hubbard
Alabama
6-5⅞
255
33⅞
9⅛
81⅜
  Christian Jones
Florida St.
6-3⅜
234
32⅞
9⅝
80¾
  Christian Kirksey
Iowa
6-1¾
234
32⅜
8⅝
78
  Michael Sam
Missouri
6-1⅝
260
33¼
9⅛
80¼
  Marcus Smith
Louisville
6-3½
258
33¼
9⅝
80¼
  Telvin Smith
Florida St.
6-2⅞
218
32¾
10½
79⅜
  Jordan Tripp
Montana
6-2¾
237
30⅞
9⅝
75¼
  Kyle Van Noy
B.Y.U.
6-3¼
244
32
78
  Jordan Zumwalt
UCLA
6-4
231
31⅛
75⅛

 

 

 

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