The plan originally was for Kyler Murray to be a professional baseball player for the Oakland Athletics. After a Heisman Trophy season at Oklahoma, Murray is now all in on football and all eyes are on him as we near the combine.
The biggest question surrounding him is his height. Murray measured 5-9 7/8 in socks before last season. There’s already a report which says the Giants think he’s “a little too short.”
Murray’s college HC Lincoln Riley says the QBs height should not be a big deal.
“I think it’s just talking about how we used him and how, between having Baker [Mayfield] and Kyler here, [we haven’t had] a scenario where we said, ‘Well we’re not going to run this play or not going to run that play or not going to protect this or like this or that because these guys are 5-10 and 6-foot instead of 6-4,’” Riley said during an interview on SiriusXM.
“I think Kyler is like Baker in that he is short. He’s been short all of his life. He’s learned to deal with it. It’s not a factor for him. We had an NFL-sized offensive line [averaging 6-5, 316 pounds] and played against a lot of really, really good defensive lines. I mean, the guy I think had four or five batted down passes I think the whole season. It’s just not much of a factor as much as people would think it is. We’ve gotten to live that for really the last four years playing with guys would consider short for typical quarterbacks, and it was never an issue for us. I think it’s something that will get made a lot of at draft time, and I think Kyler starts playing, like Baker, I don’t think it will be a factor at all.”
Murray will attend the combine later this month. His Pro Day is scheduled for March 13.
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