New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said on Wednesday that quarterbacks “come in all shapes and sizes”. That statement came in response to a question about whether Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray would be big enough to start in the NFL.
There have been doubts about his size and frame, and whether they would survive the NFL, for months now. About 24 hours after Shurmur gave his response, we found out how big Murray is — Dwayne Haskins, too.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
- Height: 5-foot 10 1/8 inches
- Weight: 207 pounds
- Hand: 9 1⁄2 inches
- Arm: 28 1⁄2 inches
- Wingspan: 69 1/2
There were serious doubts whether Murray would measure taller than 5-foot 10 inches, with most predicting he would be 5-foot 9 (and some fraction of an inch). Likewise, there were questions whether he would be big enough to withstand the NFL, with most assuming he would come in at roughly 190-195 pounds. In every respect Murray was the rare prospect who measured bigger than anticipated. For reference, Russell Wilson measured in at 5-foot 11 inches, and 204 pounds.
Oklahoma QB @TheKylerMurray is heavier than @DangeRussWilson was at the 2012 Combine, and has larger hands than @bakermayfield had at the 2018 Combine— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) February 28, 2019
How'd it work out for those guys? #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/MCrbpRtuAn
It remains to be seen whether or not his athleticism remains as good as advertised, but so far he is “winning” the Combine.
We also found out the measurements for the other top quarterback prospect, and the one most often linked to the Giants in mock drafts.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
- Height: 6-foot, 3 3/8 inches
- Weight: 231 pounds
- Hand: 9 5/8 inches
- Arm: 33 1/2
- Wingspan: 79 1/2
Dave Gettleman said Wednesday that football is a “big man’s game,” and Haskins certainly confirmed his size. 231 is actually heavier than anticipated for him. With Gettleman professing his dream of finding the Giants’ next franchise quarterback, things are getting more interesting. Of course, we still have to see if either quarterback even lasts to sixth overall — or if the Giants have the guts to part with the assets necessary to move up and secure one of them.