Kyler Murray, whose smallish height has been a polarizing issue as the NFL Draft nears, got a positive measurement on Thursday at the NFL Combine.
Murray, who the Giants said Wednesday they would not rule out due to his height, came in at 5'10.1", and also put on weight -- coming in at 207 pounds.
His hands are 9 1/2 inches, arm is 28 1/2 inches, and wingspan is 69 1/2 inches.
Before Thursday, most had Murray's height right around 5'9" -- about an inch and a half shorter than former Super Bowl MVP Russell Wilson. With his measurement on Thursday, Murray is just a shade shorter than Wilson.
Murray has proven to be effective at the highest level, throwing for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions in his Heisman season. He has a strong arm, and his speed and elusiveness are also invaluable in today's NFL.
While the Giants won't rule Murray out as a potential pick at No. 6, a team source told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano earlier this month that Murray was "probably a little too small" for them.
Whether that is true and whether the Giants take who they hope will be Eil Manning's successor in the Draft, GM Dave Gettleman said Wednesday that he would "love to drop a franchise quarterback in this place."
"I told you, and I'm very serious about what I said," Gettleman explained. "I would love to drop a franchise quarterback in this place, and then watch him from Cape Cod and enjoy the hell out of it, OK?" Gettleman said. "That's a gift. That's what I'd like to do for the New York Giants."
While Murray is at the Combine, his plan as of now is to not throw. That could change, though, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Meanwhile, while Murray has chosen the NFL over MLB, leaving millions on the table, the Athletics can still complicate things.
While he must forfeit his $4.6 million signing bonus, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the A's can still offer Murray a major-league contract, which would have no financial restrictions and therefore likely top any rookie contract he can receive in the NFL.