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Mac Jones’ hand size checks the box during Senior Bowl measurements

Mac Jones celebrates TD pass to Jahleel Billingsley for Alabama in Rose Bowl Game
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Before the practices start in Mobile (Ala.) for the annual Reese’s Senior Bowl, Mac Jones is already having a good week.

As the confirmed measurements for each participant were confirmed, Jones checked the box for hand size. Both of his hands rounded out at about 10 inches (9 6/8″), and this means he possesses the ability to control the velocity, torque and spin of the football through all kinds of weather. His throws should cut through wind, rain and snow as a professional quarterback.

When a signal caller has a hand size smaller than 10 inches, NFL Draft pundits see it as a red flag and fans of the sport immediately start freaking out. The reason for this is small hands mean a quarterback will not be able to generate “juice” on the ball needed to stretch the field. Also, not having 10″ hands will cause analysts to wonder if the player can make all the throws.

For Jones, he has alleviated himself of the issues in checking the hand size box.

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His other measurements came out strong too.

He carries a wingspan of nearly 80 inches (79 1/8″), his arms are roughly 33 inches (32 4/8″) and he weighs 217 pounds on his 6-foot-2 frame.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Jones will be playing for the American team — which will be coached by Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers.

He will be operating Joe Brady’s system and throwing to Racey McMath (LSU), Josh Palmer (Tennessee), Shi Smith (South Carolina), Kadarius Toney (Florida), Trevon Grimes (Florida), Amari Rodgers (Clemson) and Cornell Powell (Clemson). With a roster like this, Jones is prepared to show scouts that he can have success different weapons.

On Saturday, the 2020 CFP National Champion will be ready to roll.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith

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