National Football League draft: Potential 1st-round landing spots for Kyler Murray


The Athletics are expecting Kyler Murray, the No. 9 overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball draft but also the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for Oklahoma, to declare for the NFL draft this Sunday, Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle report. However, having just won the Heisman at Oklahoma and with the idea of what a starting quarterback in the NFL can be and look like, the 5'10 (listed) Murray may have more of a shot at being a high NFL Draft pick than he would've been five years ago. "That was never my intention and I think the world of that university, I think the world of (USC head) coach (Todd) Helton, the job he's gonna do there". "All I know is Kyler has a tremendous opportunity to be a great baseball player and he knows that".

Murray has a definite chance to be a first round pick this April, but some teams may shy away from him because he lacks prototypical size for an National Football League signal caller.

Not only did Rosen post the second-lowest completion percentage (55.2) of all 33 qualifying quarterbacks in his rookie season, but his new coach Kliff Kingsbury is a big Murray admirer.

When the two faced off this past fall, Murray put on a show, totaling 460 yards (360 passing, 100 rushing) and four touchdowns to defeat Texas Tech 51-46.

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Obviously, Kingsbury is now in Arizona, where the Cardinals own the first overall pick. You watch him play this year and some of the shots he took and continued to get up and continued to fight.

ESPN's Adam Schefter said on Thursday morning that it's "not implausible" for the Cardinals to trade Rosen.

There is no right or wrong answer and even though we all have opinions on it, it is his decision to make and for now it appears he is choosing the NFL.