2013 NFL Combine results: Running backs receive official measurements

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Eddie Lacy's size lives up to his bruising reputation, as the Alabama running back measured in as the second-heaviest running back. With their official measurements out of the way, he and his fellow backs will have to show their running ability.

It's tough to say whether any running back prospects will be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, but there's certainly a possibility that guys like North Carolina's Giovani Bernard or Alabama's Eddie Lacy get selected towards the bottom of it.

Size isn't the most important measurable for running backs at the combine -- their speed will obviously be the thing scouts are most keenly watching -- but it does have some meaning. For guys like Oregon's Kenjon Barner and Rutgers' Jawan Jamison, their size is a question mark that could scare off some teams when issues like ball security arise. And for some, like Lacy and Le'Veon Bell, being a big bruiser is their greatest attribute.

Lacy measured in at 5'11 and 231 pounds, just one pound short of being the heaviest running back -- that honor goes to SMU's Zach Line -- wall Bell was the tallest at 6'1 and measured in at 230 pounds. Jamison was just 5'7 with the smallest hands in the draft at 8.38 inches, although his weight of 203 pounds isn't awful. It was obvious that Barner's listed height of 5'11 in college wasn't accurate, as he measured in at 5'9 and 196 pounds.

Player School Height Weight Hand Size
C.J. Anderson California 5-8 224 9.08
Montee Ball Wisconsin 5-11 214 9.08
Kenjon Barner Oregon 5-9 196 9.18
Le'Veon Bell Michigan State 6-1 230 9.58
Giovani Bernard North Carolina 5-8 202 9.38
Tommy Bohanon Wake Forest 6-1 246 10.08
Zach Boren Ohio State 5-11 238 10.08
Rex Burkhead Nebraska 5-10 214 9.68
Knile Davis Arkansas 5-10 227 8.58
Andre Ellington Clemson 5-9 199 9.38
Michael Ford LSU 5-9 210 9.08
Johnathan Franklin UCLA 5-10 205 9.38
Mike Gillislee Florida 5-11 208 9.38
Ray Graham Pittsburgh 5-9 199 9.58
D.J. Harper Boise State 5-9 211 10.28
Montel Harris Temple 5-8 208 9.38
Mike James Miami 5-10 223 9.68
Jawan Jamison Rutgers 5-7 203 8.38
Stefphon Jefferson Nevada 5-10 213 9.18
Eddie Lacy Alabama 5-11 231 9.48
Marcus Lattimore South Carolina 5-11 221 9.78
Zach Line SMU 6-0 232 8.68
Miguel Maysonet Stony Brook 5-9 209 8.48
Onterio Mccalebb Auburn 5-10 168 9.08
Christine Michael Texas A&M 5-10 220 9.38
Lonnie Pryor Florida State 5-11 227 8.38
Joseph Randle Oklahoma State 6-0 204 8.68
Theo Riddick Notre Dame 5-10 201 8.68
Robbie Rouse Fresno State 5-6 190 9.28
Zac Stacy Vanderbilt 5-8 216 8.58
Stepfan Taylor Stanford 5-9 214 8.58
Chris Thompson Florida State 5-7 192 9.28
Matthew Tucker Texas Christian 6-0 221 9.28
Spencer Ware LSU 5-10 228 9.58
Kerwynn Williams Utah State 5-8 195 9.18
Braden Wilson Kansas State 6-3 251 10.08
George Winn Cincinnati 5-10 218 9.78
Cierre Wood Notre Dame 5-11 213 8.58

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