Maybe it was a friendly tape measure or maybe those stretches actually worked.

Whatever it was, Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett's much-discussed hand size increased by ? inch from his official NFL scouting combine measurement, checking in at 8? inches at Pitt's pro day Monday.

"The stretches work," Pickett said with a laugh. "It's the reason why I've been doing them. If it helped getting an eighth of an inch, I'll take it."

Even with the slightly bigger measurement, Pickett's hand would still be the smallest of any starter or notable NFL backup. Taysom Hill's measurement is the next-smallest, recorded as 8¾ inches.

Even though Pickett's hand size would make him an outlier among NFL quarterbacks, his teammates think the chatter around the measurement is overblown.