Bryce Young’s official measurements from the NFL Scouting Combine are in.
The moment that NFL general managers and NFL Draft Twitter were waiting for has finally come, with the Heisman Trophy finalist getting his measurements taken in Indianapolis on Saturday.
There have been plenty of concerns about Young’s size when evaluating his potential as an NFL signal-caller and now we know just how big (or small) the former Crimson Tide star is. When he played at Alabama, Young was listed at 6-foot, 194-pounds. At the combine, he came in shorter than he was listed, but weighed more.
Young’s official combine measurements were 5-foot-10 1/8 and 204 pounds.
Alabama QB Bryce Young comes in at 5-foot-10 and 1/8, and 204 pounds at weigh-ins.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 4, 2023
For comparison’s sake, Young is virtually the same size as Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray measured 5-foot-10, 207 pounds at the combine. Young’s hands measured at 9 3/4 inches, while Murray’s hands were 9 1/2 inches.
Young is considered to be in the conversation for the No. 1 overall pick, and now that his official measurements are in that can stop being a distraction. Moving forward, teams know his size and can now focus on evaluating his talent on the field. And as far as Young is concerned, his size should not be an issue.
“I’ve been this size, respectfully, for my whole life. I know who I am, I know what I can do,” Young said while speaking to the media earlier this week in Indianapolis.
“I think it’s fair, everyone can speculate and ask whatever questions are necessary, but I’m going to continue to control what I can control. I’m going to keep working my hardest to put myself in a good position. And I’m confident in myself. I know what I can do, and I’m just excited to get to the next level.”
During his time at Alabama, Young’s size did not hold him back. He threw for 8,356 yards, 80 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions throughout his college career.
This past season, Young threw for 3,328 yards, 32 touchdowns, and just 5 interceptions.
The 2023 NFL Draft is set to take place from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29. The festivities — which will air on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network — will be held in the plaza outside of Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.