Murray was not viewed as a first round NFL draft pick prior to the 2018 season. However, despite his height, he showed off exceptional speed, arm strength and accuracy on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy.
While Murray was succeeding in college, the game was opening up for quarterbacks at the NFL level. Former Big 12 gunslingers like Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield enjoyed exceptional success in their first full seasons as a starter. Shorter quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson had arguably the best statistical seasons of their careers.
Murray joins Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Missouri’s Drew Lock in the top tier of quarterbacks in this class. There are two teams notably in the top 10, the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who could be interested in Murray’s services. He’s also been linked to the Miami Dolphins at No. 13 overall.
The NFL combine will run from Feb. 26 to March 4. Murray and seven other Sooners have been invited to compete and workout for NFL teams. Oklahoma’s pro day is traditionally held in early March.
SportsDay’s Scott Bell and Michael Hogue recently looked at if Murray could be the first QB drafted since 2000 that was 5-foot-10 or shorter. A small preview of the article can be seen below and can be read in its entirety here.