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NFL Player Specifications

________________ NFL PLAYER SPECIFICATIONS ________________

The following are physical attributes, personality traits, and other characteristics for Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams positions that professional scouts look for in draftees and recruits. 

Adapted from Pro Football Weekly NFL Prototypes (Draft Guide 2011, Spring 2011).

 

_________ OFFENSE _________

  

QUARTERBACKS

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  215 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.9 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Superior

Characteristics:

Toughness, Intelligence, Decision-making, Accuracy, Confidence, Work ethic, Leadership

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Height:  5’11”

Weight:  185 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.5 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9.5”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Body control, Routes, Separation, Soft hands, Speed, Intelligence

 

 

FULLBACKS

Height:  6’0”

Weight:  240 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.75 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Toughness, Soft hands, Power, Blocking, Versatility

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  215 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.58 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Competitiveness, Balance, Vision, Speed, Versatility

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

Height:  6’3”

Weight:  250 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.85 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9.5”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Routes, Soft hands, Run after catch, Blocking, Intelligence

 

 

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

Height:  6’5”

Weight:  300 lbs

40-yd Dash:  5.2 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Superior

Characteristics:

Awareness, Balance, Recovery, Strength, Intelligence

 

 

OFFENSIVE GUARDS

Height:  6’3”

Weight:  300 lbs

40-yd Dash:  5.17 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Strength, Hand/Foot quickness, Intelligence

 

 

CENTERS

Height:  6’3”

Weight:  290 lbs

40-yd Dash:  5.2 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Superior

Characteristics:

Base strength, Hand/Foot quickness, Decision-making, Intelligence

 

 

_________ DEFENSE _________

  

SAFETIES

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  195 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.55 sec

Arm Length:  30”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Instincts, Intelligence, Tackling, Coverage skills, Range, Speed

 

 

CORNERBACKS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  185 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.5 sec

Arm Length:  30”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Instincts, Confidence, Soft hands, Closing speed, Coverage skills

 

 

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Height:  6’0”

Weight:  235 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.7 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Instincts, Tackling, Balance, Leadership, Decision-making, Intelligence

 

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  230 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.7 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Instincts, Athleticism, Range, Tackling, Intelligence

 

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS

Height:  6’3”

Weight:  255 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.75 sec

Arm Length:  32.5”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Explosiveness, Hand/Foot quickness, Strength, Intelligence

 

 

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  295 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.95 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Toughness, Strength, Hand/Foot quickness

 

 

______________________ SPECIAL TEAMS ______________________

LONG SNAPPERS

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  250 lbs

40-yd Dash:  5.2 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Consistency, Snap velocity, Confidence, Intelligence

 

 

HOLDERS

Height:  6’0”

Weight:  200 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.9 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Soft hands, Consistency, Decision-making, Versatility, Intelligence

 

 

KICK RETURNERS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  180 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.45 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9.5”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Decision-making, Vision, Balance, Gear change, Intelligence

 

 

PUNTERS

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  190 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.9 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Launch speed, Ball control, Hang time, Intelligence

 

 

PLACE KICKERS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  180 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.9 sec

Arm Length:  30”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Concentration, Distance, Consistency, Confidence, Intelligence

 

 

GUNNERS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  190 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.5 sec

Arm Length:  30”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Body control, Range, Closing speed, Tackling, Competitiveness

 

 

 

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