Does Russell Wilson’s height matter?

Wilson could come off the board anywhere from the 3rd to 7th round

Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson was measured at 5’10 5/8″ today at the Senior Bowl. This isn’t a surprise, he was listed at 5’11″ by Wisconsin, but it is disappointing news for Wilson.

Since 1980, only two quarterbacks under 6-feet have started at least 10 games in season  - Doug Flutie (listed at 5’10″) and Pat Haden (listed a 5’11″).

With that in mind, don’t be surprised if some teams remove Wilson from their draft board. While he certainly has the arm strength and athleticism, his accuracy is often erratic and his height only further limits the number of throws he can make.

However, that doesn’t mean everyone believes Wilson’s height will slow him down.


Mayock is definitely in the minority with his assessment of Wilson, but it’s proof that it only takes one. There are enough quarterback-needy teams out there that someone who misses out on a 1st or 2nd-round quarterback could take a flier on Wilson as early as the 3rd.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2012 NFL Draft Comments Off

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