Thursday was a big day for Kyler Murray. The former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and Heisman winner was measured for height and weight at the NFL Combine. Rumors have swirled questioning Murray’s actual height, with some scouts concerned he was as short as 5’7″ or 5’8″. Well the good news for Murray is that he measured at just over 5’10”.
ESPN’s NFL Draft expert Todd McShay reported how important this was for Murray’s draft stock, saying, “I think it puts everything to bed in terms of the height and the size and everything else… you compare this to Russell Wilson, you’re talking about a half-an-inch difference… and with the weight, he actually weighed in at three pounds more than Russell Wilson.”
Murray weighed in at 207 pounds.
As for his hand size, McShay went on to add that while Wilson has huge hands, especially for his size, at 10 1/3″ hand span, Murray’s 9 1/2″ hands were, “perfectly normal”, and continuing to saying, “you want to be above nine, you’d like to be around 9 1/2″, and that’s exactly where Kyler Murray is. When you compare him to Russell Wilson, there’s not a big difference.”
After measuring 5-foot-10 1/8” and 207 pounds, the questions about Kyler Murray’s size have been put to bed. pic.twitter.com/7NWUXAdd54
— Todd McShay (@McShay13) February 28, 2019
Murray remains one of the most intriguing players at the NFL Draft Combine because of his explosiveness, size and speed, but also because he turned down millions of dollars to start playing for the Oakland A’s due to his passion for football. Already this week, Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley defended Murray and his father, Kevin, on Twitter, saying that rumors of Kevin calling the shots on his son’s career seemed vastly overblown based on his experiences with Murray in the OU football program.
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