NFL.com’s Chad Reuter predicts the Denver Broncos will use the 10th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.
The Denver Broncos are more than likely going to address the quarterback position in the 2019 NFL Draft (although that’s what we thought last year, too), and NFL.com’s Chad Reuter recently put together a mock draft that would give them the most polarizing player in the class.
Let’s explore Reuter’s three-round mock draft for the Broncos and give some reaction and information about each pick he made acting as John Elway.
First round: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Some love the idea of Kyler Murray to the Broncos. Some hate it. Some feel like Murray is destined to play baseball and the whole football thing is a ploy for media exposure.
Whatever you think about Murray’s future, one thing is certain — this kid can flat out play football.
Murray is not a gimmick player, despite being a 5-foot-10 (maybe), 195-pound phenom this past season at Oklahoma. He won a Heisman Trophy after throwing for 4,361 yards, completing 69 percent of his passes, racking up 54 total touchdowns (42 passing, 12 rushing).
Murray was outstanding all year for the Sooners and out-produced Baker Mayfield’s Heisman campaign by six scores.
If anyone knows the dilemma of being great at both football and baseball, it’s John Elway. I’m surprised more people aren’t talking about that. Elway could potentially form a real connection with Murray despite what’s been reported about his love for Drew Lock.
Murray may not be six feet tall, but he’s got the ability of a franchise quarterback. He’s no more likely to get injured than the 6-foot-3 Robert Griffin III coming out of Baylor a few years back, or Andrew Luck who has missed a ton of time already at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds.
How many games has Russell Wilson missed at 5’11”, 215 pounds?
It’s all about how these guys avoid hard contact or taking unnecessary hits.
Murray can become a star in the NFL and I would fully support the Broncos drafting him.