NFL Combine measurements continue to roll in and we now know Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray’s official height, which is a great relief for everyone. He also has decent sized hands, which, you might’ve gathered already if you watched his film. Lastly, he ate a bunch of peanut butter sandwiches and drank a lot of water to weigh 207 pounds. Big win!
Does all of this mean he’s a top 5 lock, even a first overall selection? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe it doesn’t matter much at all and was a high pick anyway. He still has the interview process to get through which will be his biggest test. Judging by how well his agent (his father) has handled things so far, that may be a big roadblock.
His measurements, medicals, and interview will be all teams have to go on in this phase, as we learned he won’t do drills or throw. That is, of course, unless he sees the other quarterbacks throwing the ball around and decides to storm the stage.
#Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray told scouts & personnel people of several NFL teams that he doesn't plan to throw at the Combine, sources say. They cautioned Murray is a competitor who could throw after seeing everyone else do it, but as of last night, Murray’s plan is not to do much.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2019
It’s been a very weird process for Murray, who on film would be my top graded quarterback in this class. What does it all mean? I talked with Mark Schofield on the weekly QB Scho Show to try and get a handle on the information dump for Murray and all of the other quarterbacks in the class. We also break down what to look for during the on-field drills for the quarterbacks that will be throwing in Indianapolis.
Next week we’ll be getting into some potential Day 3 quarterback targets for the Philadelphia Eagles!