John asked in SportsFootball (American) · 6 months ago

Why is it that you never see a 5 foot 10 offensive lineman? Almost all of them are between 6 3 and 6 9?

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  • RICK
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    6 months ago
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    A 5'10" guy would not be heavy/strong enough to slow down let alone stop a 6'4" 333 lb defensive lineman

    The last OL I remember under 6' played for the steelers and was 5'11" and weighed 275#, name was Terry Long

    Plus OL, especially tackles, nned long arms to be any good at pass protection, most under 6'4" do not have long enough arms

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  • 6 months ago

    Because that would be too small to play that position.

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  • 6 months ago

    Weird answers so far. Linemen create a wall so the quarterback can have a "passing lane", or unencumbered look downfield to a receiver. Also, the height can help in distributing extra weight so the lineman can be heavier.

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  • Murzy
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    6 months ago

    Only the "big boys" can play the line.

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  • 6 months ago

    It's because "Almost all of them are between 6 3 and 6 9"

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  • 6 months ago

    It depends on the level of play. In the NFL linemen are almost all over 300 pounds and fairly quick. There aren't too many quick 300 pound short guys.

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