Joe Dahl participated in the official weigh in for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Tuesday. Steve Gleason's documentary 'Gleason' was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival
Tuesday was measurement day at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, and Washington State’s Joe Dahl checked in at a hair over 6-foot-3, weighing 299 pounds. His hands are 8 3/4 inches wide, he’s got 32 3/4-inch arms, and a 79 1/2-inch wingspan.
What does that tell us?
1. WSU lied on its roster. Dahl is listed as 6-foot-5. That’s normal though. Every team lies on their official roster. That’s why NFL scouts place such an importance on the official measurements at the Senior Bowl and at the NFL Scouting Combine.
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2. Dahl’s arms are considered short for an offensive tackle. For instance, Texas Tech’s Le’Raven Clark has 36 1/4-inch arms. That’s ridiculous. Dahl’s arm length is part of the reason why he’s listed as an offensive guard at the Senior Bowl.
3. Dahl checked in at 299 pounds. That’s lighter than expected. He was listed as 310 during the season.
Dahl is on the North Team this week at the Senior Bowl. Practices began on Tuesday and run through Thursday. The game will be shown live on NFL Network on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. PT.
Steve Gleason’s documentary gets rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival
Ever since he was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, Steve Gleason (WSU football linebacker 1996-99) has dedicated his life to trying to raise awareness and find a cure for the disease.
On Sunday, his documentary “Gleason” was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and the response was electric. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King was at the premier. He called the film “a raw, wild ride” and said it made him tear up or cry at least six times.
“Gleason” began as a video journal from Steve to his son, and chronicles the trials and tribulations the former WSU athlete has been through since he was diagnosed with ALS.
Gleason, a Spokane native and Gonzaga Prep alum, was joined at the Sundance screening by representatives from Pearl Jam and Microsoft.
He also enjoyed the support of some of Drew Brees, Scott Fujita and some other teammates from the New Orleans Saints, the team he played for from 2000-07.
Now, more links:
— Here’s a full list of North team player measurements from Tuesday’s weigh ins at the Senior Bowl
— Field Gulls, the Seahawks’ SB Nation fan site, highlights Joe Dahl as an offensive guard to watch for in the Senior Bowl.
— Pro Football Focus graded Destiny Vaeao as the best player on the field for the National team in last weekend’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
— ESPN.com’s Pac-12 blog writers ask whether it’s legitimate to buy into the idea that WSU will be the Pac-12’s highest-scoring offense in 2016.