On Thursday, the NFL released the list of 2018 Scouting Combine participants, which includes Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray.
Murray is clearly keeping all of his options open for the time being before deciding whether to pursue a baseball or football career. However, there has been increasing buzz that Murray would be a first-round pick should he decide on a football career.
Talks between Murray and the Oakland A’s have been ongoing about a contract that includes more money, which would force them to carry Murray on their active roster.
If Murray ends up being a first-round pick, he will have made as much guaranteed money as he got from the Athletics last year. Should Murray elect to play football, he would have to pay back his bonus and the A’s would not receive a compensation pick in 2019.
During this three-year college career at Texans A&M and Oklahoma, Murray completed 68.7 percent of his passes for 5,098 yards, 48 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,369 and 12 touchdowns over the course of 28 games.