Bryce Young's NFL Combine measurements revealed, per report
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.
Alabama QB Bryce Young measurements at the Combine:
Height: 5-10 and 1/8th of an inch
Weight: 204 pounds
Hands: 9 and 3/4ths of an inch
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 4, 2023
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?
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If Bryce was 6’2” he’d probably be right up there with Lawrence and Burrow as one of the best ever QB prospects to come out. His height will scare teams but the kid is incredibly gifted as a QB and I think he will have a great career.
Scared teams backed off of Drew Brees for the same reason. The NFL draft is full of big mistakes. Young will be the first QB taken in the draft.
Donk…I was thinking of Drew Brees also. His stature did not seem to hurt his career. Bryce’s accuracy in placing the ball and his great decision-making with the ball in his hands will bode well in the NFL. He’s probably the most talented QB to ever play for the Tide.
I couldn’t disagree with that. I would put him #1 for Bama but not by much. A healthy Tua or Namath or the Snake could make a case as well.
Come on now donk…I agree about tua but Namath threw almost as many interceptions as tds (24 tds, 20 ints) and stabler barely ever broke 1k yards. Not saying they weren’t good but it was a different game and the qb wasn’t nearly as relied upon
It was a different game back then. Passing complimented the run game. Compare Namath pre-injury vs post injury and the Snake won a Super Bowl and was the immaculate reception away from two Super Bowls. Football was different and with all the training advantages today I suspect they would comprable and maybe Harry Gilmer as well. Try to remember football did exist prior to 2000. It was just different.
The Snake was #1 in pass comp %, pass completions, yards per completion, and passing TD’S in the SEC his Sr Year, as well as #1 for total TD’s. #2 in passing yards and total yards same year. His stats were outstanding in 1967, different game played in the mid to late 60’s.
Led his team to an undefeated season in 1966 a blow-out Bowl win over Nebraska and what should have been a NC.
He’s a solid 200+ so that helps but man I don’t know if he can hold up long term
They said the same thing about DeVonta Smith. A thousand yard receiver who played in the Super Bowl this year.
He’ll be another Bama NFL bust. NFL refs will throw the intentional grounding flags and not pick them up like the SEC refs did for him.
Yep, all those Bama busts in the NFL. Let’s just ignore that there were more All-Pros and Pro Bowlers from Bama than any other team this past season.
Stick to the CFL, where all of Auburn players end up.
So many busts that Bama has more players in the NFL than any other team.
This kid played against 300 pound linemen for two years and stayed healthy for 90% of his games. His quick reads and quick release will help him stay healthy along with a competent O-line which is extremely important. I hope this kid lights the NFL up unless he’s playing the Falcons.