Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:It's between 6-10 pounds for every inch and higher when you're talking professional athletes who put on more muscle mass than the average person. Definitely not only 4 pounds. For women it's roughly 5 pounds per inch. LOL Hilton is not more solid than Archer. Give Archer another couple inches and he's packing on 15 more pounds at least.
Oh and Benjamin isn't fat just because he's 240 lol. By that logic, Calvin Johnson is fat as well. Benjamin is fat with a gut because his body fat % is high.
The reason for this is that athletes tend to have higher BMI's because of their extra muscle. Larger players can gain more weight per inch and maintain their BMI.
Archer's BMI at 5'8 173 is 26.3.
Hilton's BMI at 5'10 183 is also 26.3.
BMI seemed like the fairest comparison but if you just care about how thick someone is (divide weight by height), it's less than 5 pounds per inch for guys Archer and Hilton's size. It's common sense that if you scale someone up who is larger, it adds more weight per inch than scaling someone up who is smaller and it really has nothing to do with whether or not they are an athlete, but athletes tend to be larger.
Taller, heavier players can gain more weight per inch with maintaining their BMI (6'5 330 is the same BMI as 6'6 338), but there are no positions where a player would be expected to gain 10 pounds per inch. I've heard concern with Benjamin gaining weight and no longer being able to play WR - I don't think he is too heavy but it was an example to show you can't just scale players down at 10 pounds per inch.