"There's one thing to be a certain height and there's another thing to look at the way the player's built and I think that goes into the evaluation process, too," O'Brien said. "There's one thing to be a 5-foot-11 guy but a guy that's built very stoutly and can take some of the pounding if you run that style of offense."
“It’s not just what his height is,” O’Brien said after the press conference. “It is really important because of the grip of the football especially in bad weather games. When you have to really grip the football I think it’s an important trait for the quarterback to have.”
Quarterbacks underwent measurements, medical examinations, and team interviews on Friday at the NFL Combine. The quarterback group will throw and perform on-field drills on Sunday.