First round: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
The NFL hasn’t seen a quarterback like Kyler Murray before.
Doug Flutie was listed at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds but was never really a ‘franchise’ quarterback after his playing days.
But the game today is different and Murray is unlike any player I’ve seen at the position.
He has excellent arm talent with the ability to put air under the ball with perfect touch when he needs to, but he also knows when to put more behind his passes and fit the ball into tight windows. He has a good understanding of timing and rhythm, and showed this past season that he can win from the pocket while also making plays with his feet
Murray is probably a sub-4.5 type of player in the 40-yard dash, making him a very unique weapon as both a passer and runner.
He showed off phenomenal accuracy this past season at Oklahoma, leading to a Heisman Trophy and possible first-round NFL Draft selection.
If that happens, he would be the first athlete ever selected in the first round of both the MLB and NFL Draft.
John Elway was taken in the second round of the MLB Draft by the New York Yankees once upon a time.
This would be an unconventional move but the possibilities with Murray in the offense are endless. His body type is not common in the NFL but neither is his rare set of skills.
I always judge a guy by how they look in games, especially when it comes to height. It didn’t matter on the field for Russell Wilson, it didn’t matter for Baker Mayfield, and it doesn’t matter for Murray.
We’ll see how he continues to develop but for right now, he looks like a possible star in the NFL.