The reigning Heisman Trophy winner said he will enter the NFL draft and is committed to football even though he has a contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $4.66 million signing bonus.
But is he tall enough to be a successful QB?
Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray might have silenced some critics without running or throwing a ball — measuring 5-foot-10 1/8 inches at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.
Kyler Murray official Combine measurements:
HAND: 9 1/2
ARM: 28 1/2
WING: 69 1/2
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) February 28, 2019
Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins measured 6-3 3/8, 231 pounds. Missouri’s Drew Lock was 6-3 6/8, 228, and Duke’s Daniel Jones was 6-5 1/8, 221.
With O Line and D Line players being bigger than ever, it’s hard to imagine a short QB thriving in today’s NFL.
That being said, it has been done, and can be done, with a special talent.
In just his first season as a starter at Oklahoma, replacing Heisman winner and No. 1 draft pick Baker Mayfield, Murray threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for another 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns in leading the Sooners to the College Football Playoff semifinals this year.
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