Heisman Candidate Kyler Murray Interview
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray discusses his journey from the baseball field to the gridiron, his thoughts on some of the other professional athletes who have played two sports, what it means to be a Heisman finalist and more.
The Sooners gunslinger was just as evasive with the media as he is on the football field, deflecting questions about his professional future plans. He did admit that he has spoken to Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow about the challenges of playing both football and baseball.
Murray has completed 241 of 340 passes for 4,053 yards, with 40 touchdowns and seven interceptions. In addition, the dual threat has rushed for 892 yards and 11 touchdowns.
While Murray is smaller than scouts would prefer, his athleticism and arm talent are obvious. In fact, Murray earned a comparison to Seahawks' star Russell Wilson by former NFL general manager Scot McCloughan in an episode of the Instinctive Scouting Podcast, available exclusively on NFLDraftScout.com.
With praise like that, it's possible that some NFL teams could view Murray as a first-round pick, which would translate to more money than he's scheduled to earn as a first-round pick in MLB. His decision is one of the more intriguing storylines for the upcoming draft.
Should Murray win the Heisman, it would be the first time that two different players from the same school would win the Heisman Trophy back-to-back, since Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush did it in 2004 and 2005. However, Bush's award was later rescinded due to NCAA violations.
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