Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman winner, Kyler Murray, announced that he will fully commit to an NFL career and put his baseball on hold. As previously reported in ‘The Kyler Murray Decision’ he was previously selected ninth in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland A’s.
Here’s what you need to know about this potentially historic decision to give back his baseball salary bonus and pursue the NFL draft.
Murray would be the first person ever drafted in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts. Kyler is 5-foot-9+. His height is immediately a red flag to NFL scouts considering that only five quarterbacks listed shorter than 5-foot-10 have thrown an NFL pass since 1960. The last being Doug Flutie in 2005.
FIRST ROUND TALENT? Murray is the kind of dual-threat player that the NFL would consider since QB’s are always a premium in this league. In 2018 at Oklahoma, he posted 4,361 passing yards and 1,001 rushing yards. In recent mock drafts, ESPN analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay projected him going to the Miami Dolphins at No. 13 overall.