Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 National Football League draft

Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 National Football League draft

Murray, 21, complicated things by leading Oklahoma to a 12-2 record and a spot in the College Football Playoff, winning the Heisman Trophy along the way.

"It's going to have to be arranged in advance", another NFC exec said. Generally, those teams generally require extraordinarily good guards and a great center to keep pressure out of smaller quarterback's face.

Murray was drafted ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft and has a $4.66 million bonus with the Oakland A's.

Declaring for the NFL draft would not guarantee that Murray would choose football, and the A's would retain his professional rights, even if he tried the NFL first. Before taking over as Texas Tech's head coach in 2013, Kingsbury was the Aggies offensive coordinator and helped recruit Murray, who was starring at Allen High School.

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Henry Schulman and Susan Slusser, who cover the Giants and A's respectively, reported Wednesday afternoon that Murray will have to pick between the two sports due to "the demands of learning and playing quarterback in the National Football League". Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson was the last pick of the first round (No. 32 overall) in 2018. However, with the league full of teams starving for a franchise quarterback, it is likely Murray will be a first-round pick considering how he performed at the University of Oklahoma. It's awfully tough to play minor-league baseball and college football at the same time.

But about five minutes in, one question, in particular, stumped Murray. He also had a.991 fielding percentage and two assists. He would be highly-paid as a quarterback and have a better chance at immediate success than baseball.

She adds that another revealing sign could come on February 15 when Murray and the rest of the A's position players are due at spring training.

Or as one executive said, simply: "Absolutely".

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