NFL GM Hints At Kyler Murray’s Height Being A Problem For His Team

first_imgKyle Murray walks off the field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL Draft is just under two months away, but NFL teams have been analyzing talent for months. Earlier this week, the NFL combine kicked off, giving NFL teams a close-up view of the college football players making their case for a top draft selection.While the quarterback class is deemed to be “weak,” Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray could force an NFL team to move up in the draft in order to select them, but each has their own red flags. The biggest question mark facing Murray headed into the draft is his height.While some NFL teams claim height doesn’t matter, one NFL GM all but ruled out drafting Murray. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway “hinted” that Murray might not be a good fit in the Broncos offense due to his height.According to Elway, “height comes into play when taking a snap from under center.”Murray played the majority of his snaps at Oklahoma in the shotgun.Elway hinted Kyler Murray might not be a good fit for his offense cuz height comes into play when taking snap from under center. Height not a factor from shotgun. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) February 27, 2019Elway’s comments here don’t make a ton of sense. The team recently traded for Joe Flacco, who played a significant portion of his snaps from under center with the Ravens.However, in Baltimore, Flacco had the most batted balls at the line of scrimmage (11) when he was benched in favor of Lamar Jackson. Elway is just enamored with tall quarterbacks: he drafted Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch, both of whom stand over 6-foot-7.Of course, the point could be moot as the Broncos hold the No. 10 overall pick. Murray could be long gone by then.last_img

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