Brandon Thomas' hand span, arm length among best OLs at NFL Combine

Sammy Watkins measures 6-0 3/4, 211 pounds; Martavis Bryant 6-3 1/2, 211

Clemson Football - David Beasley (68) and Brandon Thomas provide pass protection for Tajh Boyd against Boston College

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Clemson Football - David Beasley (68) and Brandon Thomas provide pass protection for Tajh Boyd against Boston College

While the most important story will be told on the field during his workouts on Saturday, Clemson's Brandon Thomas held his own in the 'measureables' category during the weigh-in and medical exam phase of the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday.

Thomas, a two-time All-ACC performer for the Tigers, was measured at 6-3, 317 pounds, with 34 3/4 inches arm length and a 10 1/2 inches hand span.

His hand size ranks second among all offensive linemen, behind Nebraska's Spencer Long, who measured 10 3/4.

Thomas' arm length ranks eighth among offensive linemen - a grouped topped by Kansas State's Luke Lucas at 36 3/4. Lucas also measured in as the Combine's tallest offensive lineman at 6-8.

Heavyweight honors were shared by Tennessee's Antonio Richardson and Mississippi State's Gabriel Jackson, both at 336 pounds.

Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch was measured at 6-5, 258 pounds, with 32 1/2 arm length and 10 1/8 hand span.

Offensive linemen and tight ends will participate in bench press measurements later today.

Weigh-ins and measurements for quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are taking place on Friday. Among those groups are Clemson's Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins and Martavius Bryant; South Carolina's Connor Shaw and Bruce Ellington; and Georgia's Aaron Murray.

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