Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner is projected as a top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. His combination of size and athleticism has pro scouts salivating.
Buckner had his measurements taken at the NFL Combine this morning, and though his height and weight are certainly impressive, his hand size was flat out unbelievable:
To put that in perspective, the average male hand measures about 7.4 inches from thumb tip to pinkie. So far, Buckner’s hands dwarf those of any other player in his draft class. Paxton Lynch, the 6-foot-7 quarterback prospect out of Memphis, recorded a hand size of 10.25-inches.
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Finding reliable hand measurement data from past Combines is difficult, but it’s reasonable to assume that Buckner’s hands are among the biggest—if not the biggest—in Combine history. It has been widely reported that 7-foot-1 NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain had a hand size of 11.5-inches.
STACK recently caught up with Buckner at EXOS San Diego to see how his Combine training was going, and he showed off his massive mitts in our photo shoot.