Why is it that you never see a 5 foot 10 offensive lineman? Almost all of them are between 6 3 and 6 9?
- RICKLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
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
- MadDogSousa21Lv 66 months ago
Because that would be too small to play that position.
- 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.
- MurzyLv 76 months ago
Only the "big boys" can play the line.
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- StatlerLv 76 months ago
It's because "Almost all of them are between 6 3 and 6 9"
- Blocking BackLv 76 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.