Kyler Murray is one of the most polarizing prospects to enter the 2019 NFL Draft in the past couple of years. The Heisman Trophy winner has the arm strength and speed to be an elite playmaker in the NFL, but indecision about his future led to some red flags.
Murray’s interview on The Dan Patrick Show did not help his case as he looked uncomfortable when Dan Patrick asked him about the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine and his Pro Day. He was also questioned about joining the Oakland A’s spring training, which he answered awkwardly.
His potential future in the NFL has hurt his draft stock a little bit.
According to Rotoworld, very few teams could be interested in taking the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in the draft. Murray could still be a top-15 pick in the upcoming draft as the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and Washington Redskins are all potential landing spots. The New York Giants also need a quarterback, but they do not seem too interested in a player who could potentially leave them for baseball.
The Raiders already have a quarterback in Derek Carr, but Jon Gruden could want to mold his own quarterback in his second year with the team. The Blake Bortles era in Jacksonville has ended and they are looking for a new quarterback to lead a talented roster. The Dolphins are looking to replace Ryan Tannehill, but the organization is looking to the 2020 and 2021 drafts for their quarterback.
Alex Smith is most likely not playing in 2019 and the Redskins need someone to fill in for him.
Murray will most likely be the second quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, after Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins Jr. His height will definitely be a concern for NFL teams as he is only listed at 5-foot-10. Russell Wilson has had great success in the NFL, despite being shorter than 6-foot. If a team is able to see past his height and uncertain future, Murray should expect to hear his name called within the first 10 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft.