NFL Draft Notes: Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones

Kyler Murray

An NFL scout tells Matt Miller of B/R that he believes Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray could “absolutely” be the No. 1 overall pick, despite concerns about his height.

“I don’t know how you evaluate someone that height and that build, but he’s electric,” the scout said. “I don’t think he’s as accurate or as smart as Baker [Mayfield], but he could absolutely go first overall.

Meanwhile, Raiders HC Jon Gruden told reporters on Tuesday he’s thrown out all the prototypes he once had for quarterbacks in terms of their hand size, height, and arm strength when asked about Murray.

“I used to think that a lot, until I saw Drew Brees twice a year in Tampa, then I met Russell Wilson coming out of N.C. State, and now I’m watching this kid, [Kyler] Murray, coming out of Oklahoma and I’m putting away all the prototypes I once had,” Gruden said, via Pro Football Talk. “I used to have a prototype for hand size, height, arm strength, all that stuff.”

Gruden said he’s only concerned now with what he sees on the field and tape.

“We’re looking for guys who can play. They come in all shapes and sizes,” Gruden said.

Dwayne Haskins

An NFL scout predicted that Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins will end up being a top-four pick when all is said and done. 

“Kyler Murray entering the draft kind of stole his thunder, but he’ll get back into the top-five talk,” the scout tells Matt Miller of B/R. “I bet someone trades into the first four picks to get him. He’s NFL-ready.

Daniel Jones

  • Duke QB Daniel Jones told reporters on Tuesday that he received a first-round grade from the NFL advisory board and decided to enter the 2019 draft class. (Joe Person)
  • According to Jones, he met with the Dolphins on Monday at the Senior Bowl. (NFL Draft)
  • Raiders HC Jon Gruden says he’s convinced Jones will be a first-rounder. (Chase Goodbread)
  • Albert Breer writes that a big week at the Senior Bowl could push Duke QB Daniel Jones up the board and possibly in position to be the first quarterback selected in 2019.


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