Former NFL Executive Has Message For Those Doubting Kyler Murray

Former NFL Executive Has Message For Those Doubting Kyler Murray

first_imgkyler murray looks to pass at the college football playoffMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)There has been a lot of analysis of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray as an NFL Draft prospect. There will probably be a ton more between now and the combine, let alone between now and the NFL draft in April.One of the most prominent criticisms of Murray as a prospect has been his size – listed at 5-foot-11 despite that number seeming tall. But one former NFL executive appears to be tired of hearing the worry over whether Murray’s size will translate to the NFL.Former Dallas Cowboys vice-president Gil Brandt took to Twitter on Wednesday and explained that his experience with Oklahoma’s relatively-tall linemen would allow him to overcome any potential size issues. He also pointed out that Murray found a way to thrive when his blind-side was exposed and could make throws in a shifting pocket.Lots of talk about whether @TheKylerMurray is big enough to throw over NFL linemen. Never was problem OL at Oklahoma where average size of the 5 starters was 6-5, 316. He found throwing lanes w/ pocket movement. Also had sixth sense w/ blind-side pressure. He’ll be just fine.Lots of talk about whether @TheKylerMurray is big enough to throw over NFL linemen. Never was problem OL at Oklahoma where average size of the 5 starters was 6-5, 316. He found throwing lanes w/ pocket movement. Also had sixth sense w/ blind-side pressure. He’ll be just fine.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 13, 2019History shows that being undersized has not been an obstacle if the quarterback’s on-field skill is good enough. Drew Brees, Doug Flutie, and Russell Wilson all famously thrived in the NFL despite being under the ideal height.Nevertheless, at least one team is expected to give Murray that chance, and invest pretty heavily in him in the process.Several mock drafted have Murray projected as a top-ten pick, with some have him going as high as No. 7 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars.last_img

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