Kyler Murray To Declare For NFL Draft, Leanings Towards Football

Kyler Murray is facing a very enviable decision. More

Kyler Murray is facing a very enviable decision. More

Entering the draft doesn't necessarily mean that Murray will forgo his commitment to the Athletics, but Slusser and Schulman report that one source indicated to them that Murray is indeed leaning toward selecting football as his profession rather than baseball.

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.

If the Cardinals don't take him, there's still likely several teams in the first round that would use a pick on him.

Kyler Murray faces a very interesting decision this week. In the week leading up to the game, Kingsbury was asked to talk about Murray and just raved about the eventual Heisman Trophy victor. "I've followed him since he was a sophomore in high school and just think the world of him and what he can do on the football field". The quarterback class is seen as weak, which would give Murray a good chance to go higher than he might have in other years.

"I've never seen him have a poor outing. But he's done it". I know he's signed up to play baseball, but he is a dominant football player. Some pundits have him as a possible first-round pick. But realistically, it's unlikely Kingsbury would take Murray with the top pick, no matter how big of a freak he is.

Well well well. amusing how things work. He should take the money and run with it.

The Cardinals may have taken Josh Rosen at quarterback past year, but if Kingsbury believes in Murray that much, they should take him all the way and just trade Rosen.

Now, if he slips out of the first round, then we're having a different conversation.

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