Report: Kyler Murray won't throw at Combine, but is impressively tall

Ben Krimmel
February 28, 2019 - 10:05 am
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Well, those waiting to see quarterback Kyler Murray throw passes in front of NFL evaluators will have to wait a little bit longer. 

Murray has told scouts and several NFL personnel people from different teams he does not plan to throw this week at the NFL Combine, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Murray will likely throw during Oklahoma's pro day on March 13. 

Now, first impressions carry a great deal of weight with NFL evaluators and the NFL Combine was a great spot for Murray to show he is fully committed to football after passing on a MLB career with the Oakland A's. However, this will likely not impact his draft stock too greatly.

Of course, Murray may still throw at the Combine after watching the other quarterbacks throw, but per Rapoport, throwing is not part of his plans right now.

The bigger news Thursday came when Murray surprised many in the NFL after he was officially measured 5-foot-10 1/8 and weighed 207 pounds.  

The Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma also impressed with 9 1/2 inch hands, larger than other NFL quarterbacks like 2018 No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes. 

The other top quarterbacks at the NFL Combine were measured Thursday morning in Indianapolis, with Duke quarterback Daniel Jones standing the tallest at 6-foot-5 1/8, weighing 221, and having the largest hands at 9 6/8 inches.

Naturally, these impressive measurements of Murray are both good news for Redskins fans (Murray is bigger than previously thought) and also bad (he may no longer going to be available for the Skins to select at No. 15 overall).

In other words: Same old same old for the Washington Redskins in their quarterback search.

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