Question: When is size important? Answer: When having your height and weight checked at the NFL Scouting Combine.
University of California wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, figured to enter the April draft as a mid to early first round pick. However, he measured in at the Combine today at 5’9″, 169 lbs. The reason that is significant is that Jackson had been listed during his collegiate career at 6’0″, 172 lbs.
That’s a full three inches in height that NFL general managers will have to mull over before making him their choice in the draft. The question might not be if this impacts Jackson’s draft stock but how much. (Source: Draft Headquarters)