NFL Draft news: Kyler Murray will run 40-yard dash at Pro Day
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Kyler Murray will run 40-yard dash at Pro Day

Kyler Murray

University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is considered to be one of the most freakish athletes we have seen in the NFL Draft in quite some time, and he will get to show off his skills at his Pro Day, where he will run the 40-yard dash along with a regular passing workout, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Also, Murray will get weighed and measured.

The signal-caller is coming off of a spectacular final season at Oklahoma where he threw for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns, and seven interceptions while completing 69 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 199.2. In addition, he rushed for 1,001 yards and 12 scores.

A multi-sport athlete, Murray was also selected by the Oakland Raiders in the MLB Draft last June, but he appears to be leaning toward football.

Some have questioned whether or not the 21-year-old will translate into the NFL, as his small stature (he stands about 5-foot-10) and his tendency to scramble have led some to believe that he won’t be a great NFL quarterback.

However, that has not stopped the Arizona Cardinals from expressing interest in Murray with the No. 1 overall pick, even though they spent their 2018 first-round draft choice on fellow quarterback Josh Rosen.

Still, in a draft class that includes more traditional pocket quarterbacks like Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Duke’s Daniel Jones, there is heavy debate as to just how wise of a decision it would be to roll with Murray.

We’ll find out next month when the Cardinals pick first overall.