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2019 NFL Scouting Combine measurements: QB Kyler Murray taller than expected

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In the lead-up to the draft, Kyler Murray’s height seemed to be different depending on who you asked. The Heisman Trophy winner was listed at 5-9 7/8 in college, which led to some to round down to 5-9. I had even heard some people suggesting he was 5-8.

That’s what happens when you’re not the prototypically QB size of 6-2 and above. You get labeled a shrimp and people get a little crazy about it.

Jon Gruden was, of course, asked this morning about the size concerns with regard to Murray.

“I don’t know what the physical concerns are,” said Gruden. “Are you talking about the height? I think that’s been proven to not be as much a factor as maybe it was years ago. If you ask Russell Wilson or [Drew] Brees, or the kid in Cleveland, I don’t know that it’s a true impact on the position or the performance.”

Thursday was the moment of truth for Murray and the rest of the QB class. He stepped to the measuring stick and....He’s over 5-10.

Literally he measured like 2/10 of an inch taller than he was listed in college, but that’s kind of a big deal. At least it is to some. It just looks a lot better to have those double digits there. He’s now at least considered an average height man, even if he’s not an average height for a QB.

Here are all the measurements for the QB’s in this year’s scouting combine:

Quarterback measurements

Player School Height Weight Hand
Player School Height Weight Hand
Jake Browning Washington 6017 211 9
Ryan Finley N.C. State 6040 213 9 1/2
Nick Fitzgerald Mississippi St. 6045 226 9 3/4
Will Grier West Virginia 6024 217 9 3/8
Dwayne Haskins Ohio St. 6033 231 9 5/8
Tyree Jackson Buffalo 6070 249 10 1/4
Daniel Jones Duke 6051 221 9 3/4
Drew Lock Missouri 6036 228 9
Trace McSorley Penn St. 6001 202 9 1/8
Gardner Minshew Washington St. 6007 225 10 1/8
Kyler Murray Oklahoma 5101 207 9 1/2
Brett Rypien Boise St. 6015 210 9
Kyle Shurmur Vanderbilt 6040 230 8 7/8
Easton Stick North Dakota St. 6012 224 9 1/4
Jarrett Stidham Auburn 6023 218 9 1/8
Jordan Ta'amu Mississippi 6025 221 9 7/8
Clayton Thorson Northwestern 6040 222 9 3/4