NFL scouts were waiting anxiously for Kyler Murray’s pro day. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback did not participate in any drills at the NFL Combine as his only participation was being measured and interviewed. Murray measured in at 5-foot-10.1 in Indianapolis and was not measured at Oklahoma’s pro day, according to Andrew Groover.
Murray was two pounds lighter at the pro day than his combine, but weights can differ from scale to scale. His decision to not get measured is a little perplexing, as his height was always an issue. Scouts’ concerns dissipated after Murray’s measurements were close to Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson.
Murray’s reason for not getting measured again could be simply that he just does not want to do it again. He was just measured at the NFL Combine around two weeks ago, so his height would not have changed that much in a short period of time. Oklahoma could have given him the benefit of the doubt and given him a better height at his pro day, but what advantage would Murray gain.
The Heisman Trophy Winner had one of the best seasons in college football history, accounting for 5,462 total yards and 54 touchdowns. Murray joined current Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson as the only two quarterbacks in FBS history to throw for over 4,000 yards and run for over 1,000 yards in the same season. NFL scouts know that Murray is capable of making plays with his legs, which he did frequently in 2018.
Murray will have to show scouts his accuracy during the pro day to prove to them that he can be a successful quarterback in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals have interest in taking Murray with the first overall pick and other quarterback-needy teams at the top of the draft board will look at him. His decision to not get measured at his pro day means that Murray will have to impress scouts with his athleticism and accuracy.