Found July 04, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
One of the main reasons Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas was still avaliable in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft was his height. Thomas is considered very short by NFL standards at 5’9″, despite the fact he stands an inch taller than the average male based on Livestrong.com’s numbers. The above picture shows Thomas next to Hall of Fame safety Rod Woodson. Woodson is listed at 5’11″ and he is clearly a few inches taller than Thomas. Current Steelers safety Troy Polamalu stands 5’10″ and may follow Woodson’s path into the Hall of Fame. Even so, at 5’9″ Thomas is considered by some to be on the verge of being to short for the NFL. WalterFootball.com, arguably the best site for NFL mock drafts, put out their rookie forecast for the Steelers 2013 draft class and they believe that Thomas’ height could negatively affect his NFL career. Thomas (5-9, [...]
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