Miami Hurricanes DEs, LBs measurements at NFL Combine changes

As is standard when players get ready for the NFL draft two Miami Hurricanes linebackers and two defensive ends had different measurements at the NFL combine than they had during their collegiate careers.

Miami Hurricanes linebackers Shaq Quarterman and Michael Pinckney and defensive ends Jonathan Garvin and Trevon Hill primarily came up short and at different weights than they did during their college careers in Coral Gables. Garvin was the only player of the four listed above that measure taller than his Miami listing.

At Miami, Garvin was listed at 6’4, 250 pounds. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that Garvin measured 6-4 1/8, 263 pounds with 9 5/8 hands, 34″ arms and a wingspan of 80 2/8. Hill was listed at 6’3 238 with Miami. Robinson reported Hill was measured in Indianapolis at 6-4 1/8 263, 9 5/8, 34″ and 80 2/8.

Quarterman and Pinckney were two of the most productive linebackers in the history of the Miami Hurricanes football program. They were four-year starters and the heart and soul of the defense from 2016-19. Pinckney will miss performing in drills at the combine after learning he has a torn labrum in his hip.

The official measurement for Quarterman in college was 6’1 241 pounds. Pinckney was 6’1 226 pounds on HurricaneSports.Com. Quarterman measured at 6-0 4/8, 234 with 9 1/8 hands, 31 5/8 arms and a wingspan of 75 1/8. Pinckney measured at 5-11 1/8, 235,10, 32 3/8 and 77 2/8.

The inconsistent season that Garvin had in 2019 has hindered his draft stock. The consensus is that Garvin will go undrafted in April. The talent Garvin has often does not match his production. Garvin needs to develop a higher motor and impress during his interviews at the combine to work his way into the NFL draft.

Hill had off the field issues at Virginia Tech before he transferred to Miami which has some questioning his NFL future. HIll needs a strong performance during the combine drills and to impress during the interviews to alleviate any doubts about his NFL future. Hill projects to have a chance to make the end of an NFL roster.

Quarterman is a player that is more than his measurable talent. The leader of the Miami defense is a playmaker that can continue to an important influence in the locker room. Quarterman was All-ACC all four of his seasons with the Miami Hurricanes. He projects to exceed his NFL expectations.

Pinckney has the most complicated future of the four Miami Hurricanes alums that were measured on Thursday. The hip injury that Pinckney discussed with Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports in addition to his sub 6’0 measurement is going to hinder the four-year starter at the outset of a potential NFL career.

Next: Miami LB Michael Pinckney faces long rehab with hip injury

After being projected to be a third-day pick in the NFL draft it is difficult to see Pinckney being selected as his status currently stands. Pinckney needs an exception interview at the NFL combine and for his rehab to go well. The positive attitude that Pinckney has should at the least give him a chance as an undrafted NFL free agent.

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