'I know what I can do' – Bryce Young downplays size concerns ahead of NFL Draft
Bryce Young understands the questions that are being asked about his size ahead of the NFL Draft but remains confident in his ability.
The former Alabama quarterback is one of the most highly rated prospects heading into April's draft and is one of the most decorated players available.
Winner of the Heisman Trophy and SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2021, Young threw 79 touchdowns and had just 12 interceptions in his two seasons as a starter for the Crimson Tide.
His stellar performances include 321 yards and five TD's in his final game for Alabama, a 45-20 victory over Kansas State in December's Sugar Bowl.
Despite those impressive numbers, questions have been asked about Young's frame heading into the NFL, having been listed at six-foot and 194 pounds at Alabama.
While Young is aware of those potential concerns, it is not something that fazes him.
"I've been this size, respectfully, my whole life. I know who I am, I know what I can do," he said on Friday at the NFL Combine.
"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.
"To be honest, I don't really know too much about what's said about me. 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 also confirmed that he had met formally with the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans at the combine, who hold the first two picks of April's draft.
A potential trade for the Bears' number one pick is widely reported to be on the cards.