Oklahoma's Kyler Murray declares for the NFL Draft


The 2018 Heisman Trophy victor announced Monday he would declare for the 2019 NFL Draft, with many projecting the 5-foot-9 signal-caller to be a first-round draft pick. The NFL draft wouldn't have been an option had he not declared by Monday's early-entry deadline-if he chooses baseball, he can simply inform NFL teams that, while they can draft him and hold his rights for a year, he won't be playing football in 2019.

Mesquite High football coach Jeff Fleener, Murray's offensive coordinator at Allen, said last month he wasn't sure of Murray's intentions. That means, somewhat miraculously, the Dolphins would pass on Murray, the dynamic 5-foot-10ish Heisman Trophy victor. The Cardinals just so happen to have the first overall pick in this year's draft.

Here is our latest 2019 NFL Mock Draft entering Championship Sunday. And Murray certainly has the potential to be one of the faces of the NFL. If he is selected in the first round, he is likely to get more than that - perhaps even more than what Lamar Jackson got when he was selected 32nd overall by the Baltimore Ravens with $4.968 million.

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Murray figures to need to decide in the next month, as position players report for A's spring training February 15 in Mesa, Arizona. The Oklahoma star quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy victor was drafted ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the MLB Draft last summer. Although he played for a 5-11 Giants team, Barkley dominated opposing defenses to post 1,307 rushing yards, 721 receiving yards, and 15 total touchdowns in his debut season. This would make him the shortest quarterback in the NFL.

Now Mayfield succeeding in the National Football League so far doesn't mean that Kyler Murray will.

Kyler Murray started one season at quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners. This makes scouts worry wether Murray can even see over his offensive linemen when throwing the ball at the National Football League level.