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Jared Goff had 9 inch hands while Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch were both over 10 inches each

Mike Mayock has Carson Wentz as the top quarterback prospect

Jared Goff has small hands, but both Wentz and Lynch were good

Some NFL teams will be scared of a quarterback because of his hands, and Jared Goff the quarterback from California is a guy everyone was worried about.

With the Browns desperately looking for a quarterback in the draft, they may not feel safe with Goff as their guy with the second pick because of his hand size. With cold weather and rain, it is not easy to grip a ball, then take in the consideration that his hands are already small, the grip becomes harder for the gunslinger.

Starting AFC North quarterbacks Joe Flacco (9 5/8) and Andy Dalton (9 1/2) are both above the 9-inch mark; Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s hand size wasn’t made public at the 2004 combine, but is likely bigger than 9 inches.

Adams, Vernon QB Oregon QB01 5107 200 30 1/4 9 1/8
Allen, Brandon QB Arkansas QB02 *6010 221 30 1/2 8 1/2
Boykin, Trevone QB TCU QB03 6000 212 31 5/8 9 3/8
Brissett, Jacoby QB N.C. State QB04 *6030 236 32 7/8 9 1/2
Cook, Connor QB Michigan St. QB05 *6040 217 33 9 3/4
Doughty, Brandon QB Western Kentucky QB06 *6020 213 32 9 1/8
Driskel, Jeff QB Louisiana Tech QB07 *6030 234 32 1/2 9 3/4
Goff, Jared QB California QB08 *6040 *215 32 3/4 9
Hackenberg, Christian QB Penn St. QB09 6043 223 32 9
Hogan, Kevin QB Stanford QB10 *6030 *217 32 10 1/8
Jones, Cardale QB Ohio St. QB11 *6050 253 33 3/4 9 3/4
Kessler, Cody QB USC QB12 *6010 *224 32 9 7/8
Lynch, Paxton QB Memphis QB13 6070 244 34 1/4 10 1/4
Prescott, Dak QB Mississippi St. QB14 *6020 *226 31 3/8 9 7/8
Stave, Joel QB Wisconsin QB15 *6050 236 33 1/4 10 3/4
Sudfeld, Nate QB Indiana QB16 6060 234 34 1/4 9 7/8
Wentz, Carson QB North Dakota St. QB17 6052 237 32 3/8 10
Woodrum, Josh QB Liberty QB18 *6030 231 31 7/8 9 1/4

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