Kyler Murray at 5-foot-10, 207 pounds at NFL Combine


His hand size was 9 4/8 inches.

Kyler Murray can't do anything about his height, but it appears he's working hard on erasing fears about his ability to withstand hits from National Football League defenders. And calling around over the weekend, I heard it was 206.

Unless Elway was lying through his teeth, though, it seems like the Broncos are not a team to watch in the Kyler Murray sweepstakes.

Teams weren't just interested to see how Murray officially measured up height-wise. Theoretically, it would mean he'd be more equipped to withstand the pounding he'll obviously have to face in the NFL. Murray was listed at 5-foot-10 during his junior season at Oklahoma.

Murray or Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins will likely be the first two quarterbacks taken in the draft, which also features players like Duke's Daniel Jones, Missouri's Drew Lock, West Virginia's Will Grier, Auburn's Jarred Stidham, NC State's Ryan Finley and Washington State's Cardner Minshew. And with Murray reportedly passing on the opportunity to throw at the combine, those simple numbers alone - 5-10 and 1/8, and 207 lbs - could significantly boost his stock among 2019 QB prospects.

Here's one response to all of that: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was thought to be "undersized" when he attended the combine in 2012 and look at where he is now. That's a bit short of the NFL's traditional quarterback template.