Drum roll please.
Kyler Murray is 5-foot-10.1.
The Heisman Trophy winner had his official measurements taken Thursday morning at the NFL Combine and the, 'is Kyler Murray too short to be an NFL quarterback?' debate can end.
Here it is. The #NFLCombine measurement that so many have been waiting for.#Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 28, 2019
Height: 5-10 1/8
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 28 4/8
Wingspan: 69 4/8
It's major news for both Murray and the NFL as his height and hand size could have made all the difference in where he's drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Not that there's anything wrong with being 5-foot-9, but with quarterback being the most important position in the game and the ability to see over towering lineman and defenders is of upmost importance, that extra inch was a hot topic among draft experts.
In comparison, Seahawks' Russell Wilson is 5-foot-11 and Saints' Drew Brees is 6-foot-0.
Murray also added a couple pounds to his frame. He weighed 190 pounds pre-combine.
Now that he's fully committed to the NFL and he's not 5-foot-9, Murray will be in play to be the No. 1 overall pick.
While it's great news for Murray, it's bad news for the Redskins who are in desperate need of a QB.
Murray will be long gone by the time the Redskins make their selection at No. 15, and if they have serious interest in him, the Redskins front office is going to have to make those drafting above them an offer they can't refuse.
The Oklahoma Sooner is the shortest QB measured at the combine since 2003, but weighs more than Wilson did at the 2012 combine. He also has larger hands then 2018 first overall pick Baker Mayfield, according to NFL Research.
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