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Draft Profile: Kyler Murray – Aaron Kagan

Be sure to checkout our entire interview with Toby Rowland, voice of Oklahoma Sooner Football, and see what she says about not only Kyler Murray, but also Marquise Brown and Rodney Anderson.

by Aaron Kagan

Kyler Murray

5’10″, 195 lbs, Junior

2018 statistics:

Passing: 4,381 yds (3rd in FBS), 42 TDs (2nd in FBS), 69.0% Completion Pct, 7 INTs
Rushing: 140 attempts, 1,001 yds, 12 TDs


-Throwing versatility. The physical attributes of having quick delivery and accurate throws are appreciated and apparent in this player.

-Pocket patience. Though he may at times struggle with moving and staying in the pocket; his patience to stay behind the line of scrimmage, survey the field, and deliver an accurate throw is exceptional.

-Athleticism. Displays incredible athleticism especially with his size for the quarterback position.

-Arm strength. Having excellent velocity in his throws is a positive,as well as being able to throw the ball down the field


-Size. Being 5’10 and 195 lbs makes Murray historically small in stature for a 1st round NFL quarterback.

-Pocket movement. Running out of the pocket at the first sign of pressure is a definite negative in this league.

-Experience. Starting a total of 17 games in his college career is a low amount, although other players have found success with similar amounts of experience in the past.


Kyler Murray has the abilities and the talent to excel as a quarterback in the NFL if an opportunity can be taken advantage of. His size casts some doubt in critic’s minds, but if he goes into a system that utilizes his different spectacular talents, success can be attained. Being a top 10 overall pick in the MLB should say something about his innate athleticism. Thinking that he is a run-first quarterback is a misconception, and while he might have the ability to run and get out of trouble, that is not his greatest strength.



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