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Zach Wilson Pro Day Measurements Should Boost Draft Stock

By michael obermuller
BYU quarterback Zach Wilson's pro day measurements should boost his draft stock.
BYU quarterback Zach Wilson's pro day measurements should boost his draft stock. / Chris Gardner/Getty Images

Leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft, the most talked about prospect has probably become Zach Wilson, quarterback out of BYU. The Cougars star has shot up the draft charts, passing players like Justin Fields and Trey Lance (according to most analysts and scouts).

Wilson has a lot of the intangibles that general managers look for in franchise QB's, but one concern was still his size, up until yesterday at least.

To translate, that first number is Wilson's height. It reads six feet, two and one eighth inches (followed by his weight and hand size). He's still no giant, but these measurements are perfectly fine for an incoming quarterback.

His hands in particular are actually a pretty good size. For reference, Tom Brady's hands are 9.38 inches (less than 9.5) and last year's top pick in the draft (Joe Burrow) only measured out at a 9.0 flat. Presumed 2021 number one pick Trevor Lawrence has 10 inch hands, while Lance measured at nine and one eighth. Fields has yet to have his pro day.

In the end, this is all positive news for Wilson, who had better results than some expected. These measurements should boost his draft stock, possibly leading to a selection at No. 2 overall.

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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.