- The 2023 NFL Scouting Combine's biggest mystery is over: Bryce Young's measurements have dropped.
The Alabama quarterback, whose size has been a matter of conjecture in the run-up to the combine,
officially measured in at 5-foot-10 1/8 and 204 pounds, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday morning.
Widely expected to be one of the top quarterbacks selected, Young would be the lightest first-round passer since at least 2003,
per NFL Research. Among Round 1 QBs in recent years, the closest size comps are Kyler Murray (5-10, 207 pounds),
who was the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and Johnny Manziel (6-0, 207 pounds), who was drafted 22nd overall in 2014.
Young has a different play style than either, though,
and NFL evaluators have rated him highly while knowing he was never going to measure anywhere close to typical dimensions for the position.
On Friday, Young met with combine media and respectfully downplayed his lack of height and slighter build.