Kyler Murray declares for the NFL draft

Drafted ninth overall in the MLB, Murray enters the NFL draft.

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Kyler Murray declares for the NFL draft

Kyler Murray presented with the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year award in 2015.

Kyler Murray presented with the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year award in 2015.

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Kyler Murray presented with the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year award in 2015.

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Kyler Murray presented with the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year award in 2015.

By Ethan Morales, Staff writer

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In what has turned out to be a surprising decision, Oklahoma University quarterback Kyler Murray has entered the NFL draft. Murray was drafted with the ninth overall pick by the Oakland A’s in June.

Murray put up phenomenal stats this recent football season, in which he threw 377 passes for 260 completions adding up to 4,360 passing yards. Murray threw for a total of 42 touchdowns this past season. Being a dual-threat quarterback, Murray was also a danger to defenses on the ground, rushing for 1,001 yards on 140 attempts.

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Time will only tell as to see who drafts the young quarterback.”

Murray reportedly met with the Oakland A’s and asked for a 15 million dollar contract to guarantee him going into the MLB. These are however only known to be rumors, and have not been proven.

Various teams show considerable interest in Murray, such as the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mock NFL drafts, however, have Murray going to the New York Giants, but these are only predictions.

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