Dawand Jones is the Largest Player at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine

By Dan Hope on March 5, 2023 at 1:18 pm
Dawand Jones

Dawand Jones is officially the NFL Scouting Combine’s largest man.

The former Ohio State offensive tackle measured in at 6’8 1/4” and 374 pounds with 11 5/8” hands, 36 3/8” arms and an 87 7/8” wingspan – all the largest numbers among all players at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine.

Jones is one of just three players at the combine who measured in at 6-foot-8, along with fellow offensive tackles Blake Freeland (BYU) and Dalton Wagner (Arkansas). He’s 39 pounds larger than the second-heaviest player, Baylor defensive tackle Siaki Ika. He is one of only five players at the combine with hands of at least 11 inches or wider.

Ohio State swept the podium of the three players with the longest arms at the NFL Scouting Combine, as defensive end Zach Harrison (36 1/4”) and fellow offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. (36 1/8”) are the only three players in Indianapolis this year with arms longer than 36 inches.

On the other end of the spectrum, Jones measured in 15 inches taller than the shortest player at the combine (Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn, 5’5”) and 209 pounds heavier than the lightest players in Indianapolis (wide receivers Derius Davis and Tank Dell, 165). His hands are 3 3/8” wider than the smallest players in that category (Pitt running back Israel Abanikanda and LSU cornerback Jay Ward), while his arms are nearly nine full inches longer than Vaughn (27 3/4”).

Per MockDraftable, all five of Jones’ measurables rank in the top 10 among all players at the NFL Scouting Combine since 1999.

Shortly after weighing in, Jones also became the first Buckeye at this year’s combine to run the 40-yard dash, finishing with an official time of 5.35 seconds.

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