RUMOR: Raiders are fascinated with top QB prospect Kyler Murray
Could the Oakland Raiders take a quarterback with the fourth overall selection of the NFL Draft in two months? If Kyler Murray is available, they might.
According to Peter King of NBC Sports, the Raiders are fascinated with Murray and could trade current signal-caller Derek Carr somewhere else in order to make room for him.
However, of that group, only the Dolphins and Redskins seem to make sense at the moment, as the Jaguars seem intent on trading for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and the Giants are rumored to covet Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Miami seems ready to part ways with Ryan Tannehill, which would open the door for someone like Carr to come in and take over under center. Meanwhile, with Alex Smith likely to miss most—if not all—of next season, the Redskins could certainly use a quarterback, and judging from their reported interest in Joe Flacco before he was dealt to the Denver Broncos, they are certainly in the market for one.
Murray, who played his collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma and was also selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the MLB Draft back in June, is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft.
While his small statute has some wondering if he will be able to last at quarterback in the NFL, his dynamic athleticism has some teams salivating over his potential.
Apparently, the Raiders are one of those teams.