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Tale of the tape: 49ers have long-armed draft class … with one exception

Trent Baalke, an admitted admirer of long-armed players, lamented in February that few draft prospects this year had the length he’s looking for. “All of the guys last year on the D-line were 34 (inches) or more,” Baalke said of …

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Arm length has been a signature of what Baalke looks for. Why? because he believes it gives the player an advantage with leverage, with getting to the ball, with just about everything. I'm not so certain any single part of a player can be directly correlated to their on-field performance, but so far at least, this signature has certainly helped more than hurt.

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