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Yes, at 285... if it is not huge percentage of body fat (many linemen need some body fat as it you lose muscle along with body fat).At 285? There's 6'4" basketball players that can't dunk. I think your story illustrates that dunking for a linemen isn't easy, and you are pretty special if you can do it and carry the weight.
That lineman was 6' 1" You take a few inches away from shoulder height, take a little off the reach (likely proportional to height) along with the 3" likely less shoulder height, he was giving up at least a hand length and then some.
Hey, I realize bodies are not all proportional. One of the funny points about Charles Barkley was he had no neck, and his shoulders were pretty high for his height and he a great reach... So his metrics were equal to those of many taller players.
Yes, not all basketball players who are 6' 4" can dunk, but not all 6' 4" basketball players get top tier D-1 linemen scholarships.
But what I really want to know, more than whether the guy can dunk, is how well does he move around the court. Can he box out? Does he run well.