Bryce Young is the most talented quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft class. He’s also, compared to other QBs at the top of draft boards, the smallest in stature.

That presented quite the conundrum for NFL GMs prior to this week. Now, that talking point will be even more amplified. On Saturday, the NFL Combine measurements for Young were revealed and the numbers aren’t bad for what was expected, but they also aren’t fantastic for the future NFL QBs stock.

Young was listed at 5-foot-10 and 1/8th of an inch and 204 pounds. His hand size was 9 and 3/4ths of an inch. It’s worth noting that Young was listed at 6-feet at Alabama.

The 204 pounds is a nice surprise for Young, who was expected to weigh less. Some are pointing to this being simply water weight, though it’s a moot point now.

What this means for Bryce Young

Well, it’s difficult to tell until April 27. For reference, however, those numbers are almost identical to Kyler Murray’s numbers at the combine in 2019, though Murray was 3 pounds heavier and Young’s hands are slightly bigger.

The first 5 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft are shaping out to be unbelievably hard to predict. For one, you have Chicago all but assuring they will trade the No. 1 pick back, but who will be selected with it? Young’s talent makes him the clear choice were he 6-foot-2, but even now it’s not crazy to wonder how NFL GMs will react to his measurements. Ohio State’s CJ Stroud could be an option at No. 1, but so could Kentucky’s Will Levis or, if the scheme is right, even Florida’s Anthony Richardson.

We’re still a little under 2 months away from the first round, and there’s a lot of time for things to change. Still, GMs need to answer the question: Is Bryce Young’s size enough of a worry to pass on him?