Trent Baalke, arm length and 2014 NFL Combine measurements

Trent Baalke is a fan of arm length in his draft prospects. We break down arm length of the 2014 NFL Draft class at several key positions.

It is not really a secret that San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke has a thing for football players with long arms. I don't know that it is necessary applicable to every position, but there are several at which Trent Baalke puts a bit of a premium on arm length.

Last Friday, Baalke met with the national media at the Combine. He was asked about the important of arm length:

"I like long arms. Last year’s draft should tell you that. Length’s important. It’s important in every sport. Aldon Smith, great leverage player because you can’t get to him. He’s 36-inch arm length. All of the guys last year on the D-line were 34 or more. I think it’s an important trait. It’s a trait that’s hard to find. If you look at this this year’s measurements, you’re not going to find many players in this year’s draft that are 34-plus arm length regardless of position. O-line, D-line, linebacker, so it is a trait we certainly look at."

Matt Maiocco put together an article yesterday that looked at the 49ers recent draft picks and where arm length fit in for them. The 49ers drafted three players that were in the top 14 in arm length. Additionally, Marcus Lattimore was third in arm length among running backs, and Eric Reid was fourth among all defensive backs.

Just for the heck of it, I figured why not put together some tables with a look at arm length? I broke it down for defensive linemen, offensive linemen, linebackers, defensive backs and wide receivers. The 49ers will draft more than those positions, but those are the big ones in my mind.

The players are listed in order of arm length from longest to shortest. Thanks to Mike Loyko from NE Patriots Draft, who has kept spreadsheets of Combine data the last couple years. I grabbed the arm length data from there. I think it will be interesting to break down where the 49ers May draft picks end up shaking out. In the meantime, do any particular players jump out at you based on arm length?

Defensive linemen

Name School Height Weight Arm Length
McCullers, Daniel Tennessee 6070 352 36 5/8
Martin, Kareem North Carlina 6057 272 35
Clarke, Will West Virginia 6061 271 34 5/8
Coleman, Deandre California 6050 314 34 3/8
Tuitt, Stephon Notre Dame 6050 304 34 3/4
Jones, Howard Shepherd 6024 235 34 1/8
Smith, Chris Arkansas 6010 266 34 1/8
Ealy, Kony Missouri 6040 273 34 1/4
Hageman, Ra'Shede Minnesota 6057 310 34 1/4
Urban, Brent Virginia 6070 295 34 1/4
Clowney, Jadeveon South Carolina 6052 266 34 1/2
Lynch, Aaron South Florida 6050 249 34
Smith, Marcus Louisville 6033 251 34
Jeffcoat, Jackson Texas 6030 247 33 7/8
Thomas, Robert Arkansas 6010 327 33 7/8
Pennel, Mike CSU-Pueblo 6042 332 33 3/8
Sam, Michael Missouri 6020 261 33 3/8
Lawrence, Demarcus Boise State 6027 251 33 3/4
Moore, Zach Concordia (MN) 6054 259 33 3/4
Stinson, Ed Alabama 6030 287 33 3/4
Enemkpali, I.K. Louisiana Tech 6006 261 33 1/8
Stephen, Shamar UConn 6047 309 33 1/8
Newsome, Jonathan Ball State 6025 247 33 1/4
Quarles, Kelcy South Carolina 6036 297 33 1/4
Uko, George USC 6025 284 33 1/4
Westbrooks, Ethan West Texas A&M 6034 267 33 1/4
Bromely, Jay Syracuse 6031 306 33 1/2
Hyder, Kerry Texas Tech 6024 290 33 1/2
Jones, DaQuan Penn State 6036 322 33 1/2
Mims, Tevin South Florida 6040 260 33 1/2
Webster, Larry Bloomsburg 6056 252 33 1/2
Ellis, Justin Louisiana Tech 6014 334 33
Johnson, Anthony LSU 6024 308 33
Mauro, Josh Stanford 6057 271 33
Nix III, Louis Notre Dame 6023 331 33
Pagan, Jeoffrey Alabama 6030 310 33
Reid, Caruan Princeton 6021 302 33
Easley, Dominique Florida 6020 288 32 7/8
Ford, Dee Auburn 6020 252 32 7/8
Kerr, Zach Delaware 6013 326 32 7/8
Ramsey, Kaleb Boston College 6030 297 32 7/8
Donald, Aaron Pittsburgh 6006 285 32 5/8
Gayle, James Virginia Tech 6037 259 32 3/8
Crichton, Scott Oregon State 6027 273 32 3/4
Edebali, Kasim Boston College 6020 253 32 3/4
Hart, Taylor Oregon 6060 281 32 3/4
Marsh, Cassius UCLA 6040 252 32 3/4
Whaley, Chris Texas 6030 269 32 1/8
Ferguson, Ego LSU 6030 315 32 1/4
Manumaleuna, Eathyn BYU 6022 296 32 1/4
Thornton, Khyri Southern Miss 6025 304 32 1/2
Jernigan, Timmy Florida State 6015 298 31 5/8
Carrethers, Ryan Arkansas State 6012 337 31 3/4
Wynn, Kerry Richmond 6050 266 31 3/4
Sutton, Will Arizona State 6004 303 31 1 /4
Palepoi, Tenny Utah 6014 298 30 1/2

Linebackers

Name Pos. School Height Weight Arm Length
Hubbard, Adrian OLB Alabama 6060 257 34 1/2
Murphy, Trent OLB Stanford 6050 250 33 7/8
Fortt, Khairi ILB California 6022 248 33 5/8
Barrow, Lamin OLB LSU 6013 237 33 3/8
Kennard, Devon OLB USC 6030 249 33 3/8
Lokombo, Bo OLB Oregon 6021 225 33 3/8
Mosley, C.J. ILB Alabama 6020 234 33 3/8
Shembo, Prince OLB Notre Dame 6013 253 33 1/8
Mack, Khalil OLB Buffalo 6025 251 33 1/4
Barr, Anthony OLB UCLA 6047 255 33 1/2
Brown, Preston ILB Louisville 6012 251 33 1/2
Jones, Christian ILB Florida State 6031 240 33 1/2
Attaochu, Jeremiah OLB Georgia Tech 6030 252 33
Brown, Jonathan OLB Illinois 6003 238 33
Kirksey, Christian OLB Iowa 6020 233 32 3/8
Shazier, Ryan OLB Ohio State 6010 237 32 3/8
Williamson, Avery ILB Kentucky 6010 246 32 3/4
Pierre-Louis, Kevin OLB Boston College 6004 232 32 1/4
Reilly, Trevor OLB Utah 6050 245 32 1/4
Hitchens, Anthony OLB Iowa 6003 240 32 1/2
Jackson, Andrew ILB Western Kentucky 6010 254 32 1/2
Powell, Ronald OLB Florida 6031 237 32 1/2
Smith, Telvin ILB Florida State 6030 218 32 1/2
Starr, Tyler OLB South Dakota 6041 250 32 1/2
George, Jeremiah ILB Iowa State 5112 234 31 7/8
Van Noy, Kyle OLB BYU 6031 243 31 5/8
Unga, Devin ILB BYU 6010 231 31 3/8
Smallwood, Yawin OLB UConn 6022 246 31 3/4
Zumwalt, Jordan ILB UCLA 6040 235 31 1/4
Bullough, Max ILB Michigan State 6034 249 31
Skov, Shayne ILB Stanford 6020 245 30 5/8
Morris, James ILB Iowa 6007 241 30 3/4
Tripp, Jordan OLB Montana 6026 234 30 3/4
Bradford, Carl OLB Arizona State 6006 250 30 1/4
Borland, Chris ILB Wisconsin 5114 248 29 1/4

Offensive Lineman

Name Pos. School Height Weight Arm Length
Lucas, Luke OT Kansas State 6080 316 36 3/4
Kouandjio, Cyrus OT Alabama 6066 322 35 5/8
Moses, Morgan OT Virginia 6060 314 35 3/8
Edwards, Kadeem OG Tennessee State 6042 313 35 1/2
James, Ja'Wuan OT Tennessee 6060 311 35
Richardson, Antonio OT Tennessee 6056 336 35
Robinson, Greg OT Auburn 6050 332 35
Henderson, Seantrel OT Miami(FL) 6071 331 34 5/8
Richardson, Cyril OG Baylor 6046 329 34 5/8
Leno Jr., Charles OT Boise State 6040 304 34 3/8
Thomas, Brandon OT Clemson 6032 317 34 3/4
Linder, Brandon OG Miami(FL) 6055 311 34 1/2
Fleming, Cameron OT Stanford 6047 323 34
Martin, Marcus C USC 6030 320 34
Mewhort, Jack OT Ohio State 6060 309 34
Schofield, Michael OT Michigan 6065 301 34
Turner, Billy OT North Dakota State 6047 315 34
Turner, Trai OG LSU 6025 310 34
Yankey, David OG Stanford 6055 315 34
Bitonio, Joel OT Nevada 6042 302 33 7/8
Dozier, Dakota OT Furman 6035 313 33 7/8
Lewan, Taylor OT Michigan 6071 309 33 7/8
Stone, James C Tennessee 6035 306 33 7/8
Halapio, Jon OG Florida 6034 323 33 5/8
Harrison, Jonotthan C Florida 6034 304 33 3/8
Matthews, Jake OT Texas A&M 6054 308 33 3/8
Richburg, Weston C Colorado State 6033 298 33 3/8
Su'a-Filo, Xavier OG UCLA 6041 307 33 3/8
Hurst, James OT North Carolina 6050 296 33 3/4
Jackson, Gabe OG Mississippi State 6032 336 33 3/4
Ikard, Gabe C Oklahoma 6035 304 33 1/8
Johnson, Wesley OT Vanderbilt 6053 297 33 1/8
Long, Spencer OG Nebraska 6050 320 33 1/8
Swanson, Travis C Arkansas 6050 312 33 1/8
Fulton, Zach OG Tennessee 6045 316 33 1/4
Groy, Ryan OG Wisconsin 6045 316 33 1/4
Britt, Justin OT Missouri 6057 325 33 1/2
Armstrong, Matt C Grand Valley State 6021 302 33
Patchan, Matt OT Boston College 6062 302 33
Urschel, John OG Penn State 6030 313 33
Martin, Zack OT Note Dame 6040 308 32 7/8
Paradis, Matthew C Boise State 6025 306 32 3/8
Watt, Chris OG Note Dame 6030 310 32 3/4
Stork, Bryan C Florida State 6040 315 32 1/4
Bodine, Russell C North Carolina 6031 310 32 1/2
Boffeli, Conor OG Iowa 6041 298 32
Feiler, Matt OT Bloomsburg 6057 330 32
Linsley, Corey C Ohio State 6030 296 32
Larsen, Tyler C Utah State 6040 313 31 1/2
Steen, Anthony OG Alabama 6030 314 30 1/2

Defensive Backs

Name Pos. School Height Weight Arm Length
Dowling, Jonathan SS Western Kentucky 6026 190 33 1/8
Gilbert, Justin CB Oklahoma State 6001 202 33 1/8
McGill, Keith CB Utah 6033 211 33 1/4
Desir, Pierre CB Lindenwood 6010 191 33
Fuller, Kyle CB Virginia Tech 5116 190 32 7/8
Alexander, Mo SS Utah State 6012 220 32 5/8
Bucannon, Deone SS Washington State 6010 211 32 3/8
Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha FS Alabama 6013 208 32 3/8
Jean-Baptiste, Stanley CB Nebraska 6025 218 32 3/8
Westbtooks, Lavelle CB Georgia Souther 5114 186 32 3/8
Purifoy, Loucheiz CB Florida 5114 190 32 3/4
Dixon, Ahmad SS Baylor 6000 212 32 1/4
Dixon, Brandon CB NW Missouri St. 5114 203 32 1/2
Bailey, Dion SS USC 5116 201 32
Carrie, Travis CB Ohio 6000 206 31 7/8
Gaines, Phillip CB Rice 6003 193 31 7/8
Exum, Antone CB Virginia Tech 5115 213 31 5/8
Ladler, Kenny FS Vanderbilt 6001 207 31 5/8
Price, Jabari CB North Carolina 5105 200 31 5/8
Reynolds, Rashaad CB Oregon State 5097 189 31 5/8
Boston, Tre SS North Carolina 5115 204 31 3/8
Huff, Marqueston FS Wyoming 5111 196 31 3/8
Jackson, Bennett CB Notre Dame 5117 195 31 3/8
Pryor, Calvin FS Louisville 5111 207 31 3/8
Breeland, Bashaud CB Clemson 5113 197 31 3/4
Goodson, Demetri CB Baylor 5110 194 31 3/4
Washington, Todd CB SE Louisiana 5110 196 31 1/8
Hampton, Victor CB South Carolina 5090 197 31 1/4
Belue, Deion CB Alabama 5110 182 31 1/2
Johnson, Dontae CB NC State 6021 200 31 1/2
Joyner, Lamarcus CB/S Florida State 5080 184 31 1/2
Lawson, Nevin CB Utah State 5094 190 31 1/2
Lewis, Isaish SS Michigan State 5097 211 31 1/2
Roby, Bradley CB Ohio State 5112 194 31 1/2
Brooks, Terrence FS Florida State 5107 198 31
Colvin, Aaron CB Oklahoma 5110 177 31
Davis, Chris CB Auburn 5100 203 31
Roberson, Marcus CB Florida 6002 191 31
Sorensen, Daniel FS BYU 6013 205 31
Ward, Jimmie SS Northern Illinois 5110 193 31
Berhe, Nat SS San Diego State 5104 193 30 5/8
McDougle, Dexter CB Maryland 5100 196 30 5/8
Southward, Dez FS Wisconsin 6000 211 30 5/8
Thomas, Jemea CB Georgia Tech 5092 192 30 5/8
Verrett, Jason CB TCU 5094 189 30 5/8
Watkins, Jaylen CB Florida 5114 194 30 5/8
Gaines, E.J. CB Missouri 5100 190 30 3/8
Loston, Craig SS LSU 6005 217 30 3/4
Reaser, Keith CB Florida Atlantic 5100 189 30 3/4
Reynolds, Ed FS Stanford 6010 207 30 3/4
Mitchell, Terrance CB Oregon 5111 192 30 1/8
Dennard, Darqueze CB Michigan State 5107 199 30 1/4
Hal, Andre CB Vanderbilt 5103 188 30 1/2
Allen, Ricardo CB Purdue 5091 187 30
Benwikere, Bene CB San Jose State 5106 195 30
Sunseri, Vinnie SS Alabama 5110 210 30
Vereen, Brock FS Minnesota 5115 199 30
Cockrell, Ross CB Duke 6000 191 29 7/8
James, Kendall CB Maine 5104 180 29 1/2

Wide Receivers

Name School Height Weight Arm Length
Evans, Mike Texas A&M 6046 231 35 1/8
Benjamin, Kelvin Florida State 6050 240 34 7/8
Coleman, Brandon Rutgers 6060 225 34
Lucas, Marcus Missouri 6040 218 33 5/8
Street, Devin Pittsburgh 6027 198 33 3/8
Washington, L'Damian Missouri 6037 195 33 3/8
Hoffman, Cody BYU 6037 223 33 1/4
Matthews, Jordan Vanderbilt 6031 212 33 1/4
Snead, Willie Ball State 5110 195 33
Adams, Davante Frseno State 6007 212 32 5/8
Boyd, Chris Vanderbilt 6040 206 32 5/8
Bryant, Martavis Clemson 6036 211 32 5/8
Enunwa, Quincy Nebraska 6020 225 32 5/8
Latimer, Cody Indiana 6020 215 32 5/8
Richardson, Paul Colorado 6003 175 32 5/8
Moncrief, Donte Ole Miss 6023 221 32 3/8
Beckham, Odell LSU 5112 198 32 3/4
Davis, Mike Texas 6000 197 32 3/4
Norwood, Kevin Alabama 6020 198 32 1/8
Janis, Jeff Saginaw Valley State 6027 219 32 1/2
Evans, Shaq UCLA 6010 213 32
Fowler, Bennie Michigan State 6010 217 32
Hurns, Allen Miami(FL) 6012 198 32
Robinson, Allan Penn State 6025 220 32
Watkins, Sammy Clemson 6006 211 32
Powell, Walt Murray State 5113 189 31 5/8
Reese, Tevin Baylor 5104 163 31 5/8
Abbrederis, Jared Wisconsin 6010 195 31 3/8
Copeland, Damian Louisville 5110 184 31 3/8
Hazel, Matt Coastal Carolina 6010 198 31 3/8
Brown, Corey Ohio State 5113 178 31 3/4
Lee, Marqise USC 5116 192 31 3/4
Franklin, Austin New Mexico State 5110 189 31 1/4
Huff, Josh Oregon 5112 206 31 1/4
Landry, Jarvis LSU 5114 205 31 1/4
Colter, Kain Northwestern 5100 198 31
Ellington, Bruce South Carolina 5093 197 31
Grant, Ryan Tulane 6003 199 31
Jones, T.J. Notre Dame 5115 188 30 5/8
Wilson, Albert Georgia State 5093 202 30 3/8
Cooks, Brandin Oregon State 5096 189 30 3/4
Burse, Isaiah Fresno State 5103 188 30 1/4
Brown, John Pittsburg State (KS) 5100 179 30 1/2
Herron, Robert Wyoming 5091 193 30 1/2
Campanaro, Michael Wake Forest 5093 192 30
Saunders, Jalen Oklahoma 5087 163 30
Stewart, Josh Oklahoma State 5097 178 30
Gallon, Jeremy Michigan 5070 185 29 1/2
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