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Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins appeared to be the top choice at the position going into the draft in April, but Kyler Murray of Oklahoma declared himself eligible, thus adding some intrigue as to who will be the first signal-caller selected in the draft. 


That leads us to a big debate -- "Would You Rather" pick Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins as the first quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft? 

How Tall is Dwayne Haskins?

From the tale of the tape aspect, Haskins has the much more NFL-ready body. Coming in at 6'3" and 220 pounds, Haskins enjoyed a very productive 2018 season. 

Dwayne Haskins vs Kyler Murray Stats

Haskins had 4,939 total yards (108 rushing) and 54 total touchdowns (4 rushing) last year. Ohio State missed out the College Football Playoff, but they did have a nice win against in the Rose Bowl against the Washington Huskies. 

Murray, the dual-sport athlete, won the Heisman Trophy en route to leading Oklahoma into the College Football Playoff semi-finals. His 5,362 total yards (4,361 passing - 1,001 rushing) with 54 total touchdowns (42 passing - 12 rushing) in 14 games are a testament to all of the athletic ability this kid has. Not to mention, the Oakland A's did spend a ninth-overall pick on him in last year's MLB Draft. 

How tall is Kyler Murray?

However, standing at just 5'10" and 195 pounds, he does not have the typical NFL body. That being said, Russell Wilson isn't much taller (5'11") and he has enjoyed a remarkable NFL career. 

In terms of who your team would rather draft, it should come down to which type of team is making the selection. Obviously, teams with an RPO (run-pass-option) element to their offense would likely prefer the more-mobile Murray, but teams that rely on a true pocket quarterback would likely think Haskins is a better fit. 


For the sake of this argument, though, we have to decide between one of the two -- with no specifications. We're going the more-dynamic Murray in this one because it would behoove teams to tailor their offense around him. The NFL has more versatile personnel than ever before and Murray would certainly blend in better with the high-octane offenses the NFL features. 


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