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How Small Is Too Small In Football?

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You’ve probably noticed that every season that passed, the football players seem to get bigger. Is it a trend nowadays that it is ideal for the players to gain weight and look bulky? Recent reports show that several scouts believe that the professional quarterback should have an ideal height of 6’2” to 6’5” with a weight average of 130 to 145 pounds. With these statistics, he may not move as fast as a player who is smaller but has the endurance to withstand getting tackled long enough until he reaches the goal. As for linebackers, reports show what the ideal size for this position is between 6’3” to 6’4” and within the range of 200 to 230 pounds.

Some of the professional linebackers weigh more than what is ideal. Again, when it concerns safeties, it appears bigger is better than the ideal 6’2” and 225 pounds. That theory doesn’t hold trues though. Jay Valai is one of the best smallest safeties with a height of 5’9” and weighs 205 pounds. Together with a co-safety, Aaron Henry, they catch a lot of attention with their extraordinary skills.

Valai is not at all bothered by his small size and even claims it works to his advantage on some occasions. Size doesn’t matter as much as others think it does. Speed is more important as well as quick thinking and efficiency as a player. You can ask Jay Valai.

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