Prospect Profile: Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray

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Quarterback | Oklahoma | Redshirt Junior

Height: 5-foot-10 | Weight: 207 pounds

College Stats

2018: Started 13 of 14 games to help Oklahoma advance to semifinals of College Football Playoff; completed 260 of 377 passes (69.0 percent) for 4,361 yards with 42 touchdown passes and seven interceptions; rushed for 1,001 yards on 140 attempts (7.2 yards per carry) with 12 touchdowns; Heisman Trophy winner; consensus First-Team All-American selection; won the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Year Award along with the Manning Award and the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award; named Associated Press Player of the Year; First-Team All-Big 12 selection and was the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year; named to Academic All-Big 12 Second Team 

Career: Played in 29 career college games with 17 starts between Oklahoma and Texas A&M; completed 350 of 519 passes (67.4 percent) for 5,406 yards with 50 passing touchdowns and 14 interceptions; began his career at Texas A&M and played in eight games with three starts as a true freshman; threw for 686 yards with five touchdowns and seven picks with the Aggies; transferred to Oklahoma and redshirted in 2016; sat behind Baker Mayfield in 2017 but played in seven games with one start while throwing for 359 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions; totaled 1,478 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns in his three-season career

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Profile

Summary: Murray might be the most complex and talked about player in the entire draft class. He showed his talents on the field in 2018 with a Heisman campaign and plenty of playmaking ability, but his one season of starting experience (plus his short stature) could give some teams pause. However, with the ability to be an explosive dual-threat quarterback who can elevate an offense, Murray is looked at as a first-round pick.

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote that Murray is “like a complex burgundy with notes of Baker Mayfield, Johnny Manziel and Russell Wilson in his play, but like any quarterback, he'll need to prove he can recognize disguised coverages and work on-time from the pocket to go from flash talent to playoff winner.”

Murray’s full scouting report on NFL.com can be found here.

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks has Murray ranked as the No. 2 quarterback in the 2019 draft. Draft analyst Dane Brugler, who writes for The Athletic, has Murray ranked Murray No. 2 in his recent list of the top 20 quarterbacks. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has Murray as the 11th overall player on his updated Top 50 prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, up two spots from his initial ranking.

Two-sport star: The Oakland A’s selected Murray as the ninth overall pick in the first round of this past June’s draft. But Murray, an outfielder who hit .296 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs in 51 games with the Sooners in 2018, announced in February that he would commit himself full-time to football over baseball.

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