if one OL is 6'2" and another is 6'8", but at the same weight, wouldn't the shorter one have an advantage in leverage with taller defensive linemen?
serious question, not an OL expert.
Taller people have longer arms. Which OL use to their advantage.
Jones undersized at 6'2" 315 and call some 6'6" 308 guard big.
It's mystifying.Tall is a word.
For Offensive Tackles that especially helps in pass blocking.
give an advantage in keeping bullrushers from getting their shoulder in your chest, and also,for a tackle, can force the edge rushers to take a longer route to the QB.
Its not mystifying, its just that leverage is only one aspect of playing in the trenches, though it is an important aspect
important for OTs. I think that OGs actually benefit from a bit less height, because it does help with leverage, as markky suggests.
Obviously if your tall and you have to bend knees or bend over to block a lb or whomever that puts a hitch in your delivery whereas if you can just run into them it would be an easier transition.
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. ”
6'1 guards or centers. In pass pro its better to have long arms to go along with technique.
And it's easier to carry weight on your frame athletically if you have a larger (taller) frame.
Interesting comments on just this question in today's bbi reading section on a link
Being that he has both this year a 6'8 (3??) And a 6'3" tackle in isaih Wynn.
And also about little nuances he uses.
Thickness of leg bones. Those add mass carry just as height does. Maybe more so.