Kyler Murray a little taller, a little bigger than expected

Kyler Murray a little taller, a little bigger than expected

Murray should exhale and interested teams, including the Cardinals, sitting with the No. 1 pick, can look more closely at the Heisman Trophy victor, who is not quite as short as some feared. At the poking-and-prodding-and-measuring combine, Murray was expected to be closer to 5-9, which would have stacked the odds against him.

If selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Murray would be the shortest and tied for the lightest QB to go in the first round since 2003.


Despite Murray's eye-popping skill set, there are some concerns about his height, measured at 5 feet 9 7/8 inches tall by Oklahoma staffers last fall. Meaning Murray was not only small, but also slight.

Some speculated Murray would not be as tall as 5-10, so eclipsing that certainly can only help his National Football League draft status.


Murray's height will be officially measured at the combine. Both quarterbacks have a chance to land in the top 10 with teams like the Giants (No. 6) and Jaguars (No. 7) holding high draft picks and potentially looking to add a young quarterback.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, the 21-year old QB won't be doing much else in Indy, as he has already informed teams he doesn't plan to throw with the position's other prospects.


But judging from president of football operations/general manager John Elway's comments at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, 2018 Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray would not be a good fit. Murray is often compared to Wilson because of the size and the background in baseball.

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