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Old 27.04.2019, 12:47 PM
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Arm length of Defensive linemen drafted in the first 4 rounds since Rod Marinelli became Defensive Co-ordinator:

2019. 58: Trysten Hill, DT. UCF. - 33 3/8".
2018. 116: Dorance Armstrong, DE. Kansas. - 34 3/4".
2017. 28: Taco Charlton, DE. Michigan. - 34 1/4".
2016. 67: Maliek Collins, DT. Nebraska. - 33 1/8".
2015. 60: Randy Gregory, DE. Nebraska. - 34".
2014. 34: Demarcus Lawrence, DE. Boise State. - 33 3/4".

Safe to say he likes linemen to have some length, and looking at this i'd say 33" arms is the threshold.

Not to say they'd pass on the Aaron Donald's and Ed Oliver's of this world if they had the chance, but I think they certainly limit the pool of available players they target when it comes to arm length. I think Marinelli even highlight Hill's arm length when asked about the Trysten Hill pick, noting you don't tend to get many under tackles with that kind of length.
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