The Denver Broncos could build a contender around Kyler Murray. Here’s a mock draft scenario where the Heisman winner comes to the Mile High City.
Oklahoma Sooners star quarterback Kyler Murray has officially decided to focus on football going forward, leaving almost $5 million on the table from the Oakland Athletics who drafted him 9th overall in the 2018 MLB Draft.
Murray is in line to be the first ever athlete selected in the first round of the MLB and NFL Draft.
Not even Denver Broncos general manager John Elway — the first overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft and 52nd overall (second round) pick of the 1981 MLB Draft — can claim that.
Murray’s unbelievable season in 2018 at Oklahoma was his first as a full-time starter for them. He sat behind Baker Mayfield for a year after transferring from Texas A&M.
The Sooners could have back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners and back-to-back first-round quarterbacks.
The Broncos were undoubtedly interested in Mayfield last year, which has me wondering if they are going to show any interest in Kyler Murray this year.
Murray is not a carbon copy of Mayfield by any means, but like Mayfield, Murray has the ‘it’ factor and understands how to operate an offense efficiently and has the wherewithal to go off-script when necessary and make big plays.
Murray is a rare type of playmaker and I wrote an entire column on how he is one of the players uniquely qualified to help the Broncos potentially beat Patrick Mahomes in the AFC West going forward.
How would the Broncos look if they drafted Murray? What kind of draft class could they form around him?
Let’s take a look at a scenario involving Murray going to the Broncos, and get to know some other players in this year’s draft class who could potentially join him in Denver.