first_imgformer oklahoma quarterback kyler murray at the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Considering Kyler Murray could potentially be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, it is understandable that he’ll be looked at under a microscope. That’s just the way the draft process works.Still, some of the recent criticism of Murray has raised eyebrows. Former NFL GM Charley Casserly said this week that he heard Murray was unimpressive in interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine and there’s even one scout who is a Murray height “truther,” speculating that he somehow found a way to inflate it at the combine.This all seems like nonsense to’s Gil Brandt. Brandt, the longtime VP of player personnel of the Dallas Cowboys and an NFL Hall of Famer, came to Murray’s defense on Twitter tonight.He called the criticisms of Murray’s leadership and interview performances “fabricated” and verified that the Heisman winner is indeed 5-foot-10.About this Kyler Murray situation: 1) Only 1 team put him in front of white board. 2) The questions about leadership, study habits run counter to my experience w/ Kyler, who I’ve known since he was a HS soph. Have known his dad for 30 years. Honestly, it all sounds fabricated.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 7, 2019And as for Kyler Murray’s height … I don’t need an anonymous scout to tell me he was shorter than what was recorded. I have my own source: me. I was there in the room when he was measured and when the bar pushed all the way down on his head he was 5-10 1/8. This is all insane.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 8, 2019We’re still seven weeks from the NFL Draft. There are going to be more Murray rumors and speculation.It is important to take all of this with a grain of salt. Time will tell what is real and what isn’t.last_img