Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Denver Broncos mock draft: Building a contender around Kyler Murray

Denver Broncos mock draft: Building a contender around Kyler Murray

King. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said in October when he was then the head coach at Texas Tech that he would take Kyler Murray with the first pick in the draft if given the opportunity.

Kyler Murray said via his Twitter account he has already begun working toward the preparing to showcase his talents for National Football League teams as the Combine and Draft approaches.

Murray's decision seems to end his pursuit of a baseball career after being taken ninth overall by the A's in last June's MLB Draft.

The Jaguars have been linked to Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State as well, who is expected to be the first quarterback drafted in April.

On Monday, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller sent out a cryptic tweet that suggests the Arizona Cardinals have already informed Murray that they will be selecting him.

After publicly declaring he would fully commit himself to football, Kyler Murray hired an NFL agent on Tuesday, but not without sparking controversy.

Murray passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns for Oklahoma last season and ran for 1,001 yards and 12 scores.

Though Murray - a likely first-round pick - is declaring his choice to pursue football, the A's will not be deterred. Murray will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million signing bonus the A's gave him previous year, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Murray is flawless for his scheme and system, similar to former Texas Tech protege Patrick Mahomes, now the quarterback of Kansas City Chiefs, who won NFL MVP award in 2018 with his revolutionary style of play. I have started an extensive training program to further prepare myself for upcoming National Football League workouts and interviews.

Murray was the No. 9 pick by the A's in the 2018 MLB draft and agreed to a minor league contract that included a $4.66 million signing bonus.

Baker Mayfield, who was awarded the same hardware in 2017, was taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft.

"He's one of those rare athletes, who I think any sport that he played, he'd probably excel at", A's manager Bob Melvin said. "And I said that as being very complimentary before we played an opponent".

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