Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Kyler Murray Expected to Enter NFL Draft

Kyler Murray Expected to Enter NFL Draft

Josh Rosen, the quarterback who was chosen 10th overall in last year's draft.

Entering the draft doesn't necessarily mean that Murray will forgo his commitment to the Athletics, but Slusser and Schulman report that one source indicated to them that Murray is indeed leaning toward selecting football as his profession rather than baseball.

The Cardinals new coach has good reason to like the Heisman victor, but he's apparently a fan of Rosen as well. The Arizona Cardinals hired Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach and he's on the record saying he'd take Murray with the first overall pick of the draft.

Even an optimistic and aggressive timeline for Murray reaching arbitration would put him at least a half-decade away from realizing his first significant post-draft payday in baseball, and it's far from a guarantee that he'd ever be the type of player to command significant arbitration salaries or a significant multi-year contract in free agency.

Kingsbury has never had a chance to coach Murray before, but he's very familiar with the Heisman victor.

"I've followed him since he was a sophomore in high school and just think the world of him and what he can do on a football field", Kingsbury said.

That's assuming they can convince Murray to leave baseball behind.

Regardless, ESPN's Adam Schefter fed the rumor mill on Thursday by explaining on "Get Up" why it's not out of the question that the Cardinals draft Murray.

The Patriots might just be one of the highest bidders.

Good news, Kliff: You have the first pick.

I've already said the Cardinals should take Murray with the first pick now that Kingsbury is running the show. It's odd, too, that he struggled so much in his rookie season.

The Patriots could indoctrinate Rosen into their system and culture, and, if all goes well, potentially spin him into the heir to Tom Brady. Unless that was a smokescreen, there's no reason why they wouldn't continue to be interested in Rosen. He's phenomenal. I've never seen him have a bad outing, not one.

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