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Bryce Young Answers Small-Stature Questions: 'I've Been This Size My Whole Life'

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Jan 02, 2023; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Bryce Young announces his intention to enter the NFL draft during a press conference for University of Alabama juniors to announce their intentions. Ncaa Football Ua Juniors Announce For Nfl

Few question the ability of former Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (scouting report).

But some scouts might be concerned with his size and his durability. The school's website lists him at 6 feet and 194 pounds.

Young told reporters at the NFL Combine on Friday he expects to check in at around "200 pounds." He will be measured officially Saturday.

Young, however, smiles and shrugs off the concerns about his stature.

"I've been this size, respectfully, my whole life," Young said in Indianapolis. "I know who I am, I know what I can do. For me, it's fair, everyone can speculate, ask me every question. I'm going to continue to control what I can control, continue to keep working my hardest. ... I'm confident in myself. I know what I can do."

Young has performed very well on the field. He won the Heisman Trophy winner and the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2021. He threw for 79 touchdowns with 12 interceptions while going 24-3 in his two seasons as the Crimson Tide's starter. In his final college game, Alabama's Sugar Bowl win over Kansas State in January, Young threw for 321 yards and five touchdowns.

Young said he doesn't follow what is said and written about him.

"To be honest, I don't really know too much about what's said about me," Young said. "I'm grateful for everyone's opinion ... I respect everyone's opinion, but I focus on what I can control. I take the advice and the direction of the people that I trust."

Young said Friday that he had met formally with the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans at the combine. The Bears have the No. 1 pick in the draft, and the Texans have the Nos. 2 and 12 picks.