With Kyler Murray having announced his commitment to playing quarterback in the NFL, plenty of teams will surely be moving him up their draft board. But at least one team that could really use a quarterback appears poised to take a hard pass on the Heisman trophy winner.
According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Giants appear to be an unlikely landing spot for Kyler Murray. Vacchiano explained that the Giants are not impressed with Murray’s size, listed at 5-foot-10.
Quoting a source from within the Giants, Vacchiano said that the team views Murray as “probably a little too small for them.” Vacchiano stated that the Giants will likely prefer to go with a quarterback who has the more “prototypical” size for an NFL quarterback.
Only one quarterback under 6 feet tall has even started for the Giants since the 1960s.
Meanwhile, the other three top quarterbacks in the draft – Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, and Daniel Jones – all have that size that traditional teams crave.
The Giants have the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and are considered one of the few teams with a top pick that needs a quarterback.
Several mock drafts are already predicting that the Giants will draft Haskins, with the Jacksonville Jaguars pulling the trigger on Murray with the seventh overall pick.