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Kyler Murray skips measurement, throws at pro day

Mar 13, 2019, 8:40 AM | Updated: Apr 1, 2019, 8:37 am
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray watches drills at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapol...

Oklahoma quarterback prospect Kyler Murray’s height measurement at the NFL Draft Combine two weeks ago no doubt helped his draft stock.

It forced evaluators to eschew using his height as a red flag, a reason not to consider him a top pick.

Murray’s weight, 207 pounds, also helped his cause as detractors going into the Feb. 28 combine worried about his thin build and ability to take hits from the quarterback position. But skeptics wondered if those numbers would hold up — and if Murray could show off his speed — when Oklahoma’s pro day came around.

The weight nearly did. Murray, a potential top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, scaled in at 205 pounds Wednesday in Norman, Okla.

But the height measurement’s legitimacy? Well, we won’t know.

Murray didn’t get measured on Wednesday and skipped agility drills such as the broad jump, vertical and 40-yard dash.

NFL Network’s James Palmer confirmed Murray will not run the 40-yard dash to show off his speed that made him one of the most dynamic players in the country this past season.

The quarterback went through throwing drills on Wednesday.

The Arizona Cardinals, who own the No. 1 pick, are in attendance at Oklahoma’s pro day, but president Michael Bidwill, GM Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury did not make the trip. They are expected to work out Murray privately under settings more under their control.

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