I know there some – bump that, A LOT – of people are not feeling Kyler Murray as a top overall pick. Hell, I know there are some who do not think he should be chosen in the FIRST ROUND.
I know a lot of NFL general managers, scouts and coaches did not like Murray’s decision to skip most of the drills at the Combine. Many more didn’t like how he conducted himself on The Dan Patrick Show.
Here’s what I would say to those naysayers: turn on the tape.
They would see how well Murray performed en route to leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff. He completed 69%, 4,361 yards passing, 42 touchdowns to only seven picks. And he rushed for 1,001 yards with 12 scores.
One more thing: he won this thing called the Heisman Trophy.
And yes, I know Murray did what he did on the collegiate level. I get it. But you can’t deny the stages where he performed at the highest level.
Nationally televised games during the regular season. Beating arch rival Texas in the Big 12 championship game. Hanging 34 points (and passed for 304 with two touchdowns with no picks – AND rushed 107 yards in a score) on Alabama in the College Football Playoff.
Plus, keep in mind the Arizona Cardinals’ new coach Cliff Kingsbury’s system is tailor-made for Murray’s skill set. In fact, Kingsbury recruited Murray when he was at Texas A&M.
So I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but the Cardinals need to pull the trigger and draft little-ass Kyler Murray with the first overall pick…