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Rookie Rundown: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Kyler Murray is the consensus first pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
He never lost a game in high school and was the 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year.
He won the starting job later in the year and in his first start, he threw for 223 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 156 yards and a second score.
He won the Heisman Trophy one year after fellow Sooner Baker Mayfield did.
*Texas A&M Murray would have been drafted by the MLB out of high school but opted to play football for the Aggies.
Proven winner at every level Exceptional arm strength Dynamic rusher with elite speed Highly mobile quarterback Gifted at throwing on the run Quickness to extend plays and elude rushers Great work ethic Poised in pocket, ready to run if needed Playmaker both passing and rushing Needs work on decision-making skills Inconsistent at reading his progressions Undersized vs. NFL standards Only one full season as starter in college Fantasy outlook Murray rocketed up the rankings last year when he was finally given the starting job at Oklahoma.
His only full season produced 54 total touchdowns, over 4,000 passing yards, and over 1,000 rushing yards.
The consensus is that Murray will end up as the first pick in the draft made by the Cardinals.
He is sure to provide ample rushing yardage and scores as a rookie if only from being chased from the pocket by an NFL-quality pass rush – something he rarely had to worry about at Oklahoma.
Murray isn’t the biggest quarterback in the draft but he is the fastest and best playmaker.

(Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports)

Kyler Murray is the consensus first pick in the 2019 NFL draft. That carries the expectation of being the biggest difference maker among all rookies and a sure Week 1 starter. Murray was also the ninth-overall selection in the 2018 MLB draft. He declared for the NFL draft after winning the 2018 Heisman Trophy Award.

Murray was a three-year starter at Allen High School in Texas with a student population of 5,000 students. He played home games in a $60 million stadium that houses 18,000 spectators. His team won three straight state championships and 43 games in a row. He never lost a game in high school and was the 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year.

He was a five-star recruit that signed with the Texas A&M Aggies to play both football and baseball. Murray started his freshman year as the back-up quarterback occasionally used in the wildcat formation. He won the starting job later in the year and in his first start, he threw for 223 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 156 yards and a second score. He joined Cam Newton as the only SEC quarterbacks to ever gain over 100 yards rushing and passing, with both a rushing and passing touchdown in a game.

At the end of that year, he announced he was transferring to Oklahoma and per NCAA transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2016 season. He was the backup for Baker Mayfield in 2017 before taking over last year.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 205 pounds
40 time: 4.38 seconds (he claims)

Murray threw for over 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in the regular season and helped the Sooners win the Big 12 Championship. Against…

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