02/18 18:19 CST Murray waits to measure up after picking NFL over baseball
Murray waits to measure up after picking NFL over baseball
By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Pro Football Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) --- Now that Kyler Murray has decided to play in the NFL
instead of reporting to spring training as a first-round draft pick by
baseball's Oakland Athletics, the questions can shift to the Heisman Trophy
The former Oklahoma star says everyone will get their answer at the NFL combine
next week. And that was after Murray listed himself at 5-foot-10 Monday before
accepting the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top college quarterback.
Murray said being projected as a first-rounder as a quarterback shorter than
6-foot is "crazy to me," while adding he hasn't "seen that since I've been
The 21-year-old who was a state championship-winning high school quarterback in
the Dallas area said he "wasn't looking very good for the NFL side of things"
before his standout season with the Sooners. Murray's only previous college
experience was a rough freshman season at Texas A&M.
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