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Kyler Murray declares for National Football League draft

Kyler Murray declares for National Football League draft

Murray can still negotiate a deal with the Oakland A's to play baseball even though he has declared for the NFL Draft, and both Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and The MMQB's Albert Breer are reporting that most talent evaluators view him as a second- or third-round pick. Murray is supremely gifted on the football field, and despite being drafted by the A's in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft, it's hard to walk away from football after winning the Heisman Trophy. A day earlier the team that owns his baseball rights tried to persuade him to come to Oakland.

The A's, who selected Murray with the ninth pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, understood and supported his decision to enter the NFL draft, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

The surprise as the season developed was Murray's rising stock for the National Football League draft.

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The Oklahoma double threat announced Monday on Twitter that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft. He passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores this past season. Murray is generously listed at 5-feet, 10 inches tall and 195 pounds by ESPN. The NFL combine begins February 26.

Top A's executives, a marketing executive from MLB and others met Sunday afternoon with Murray in Dallas, sources told ESPN, to better understand what it would take for Murray to forgo a football career and to sell him on playing baseball full time. Quarterback Lamar Jackson was the No. 32 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and received a $4.968 million from the Baltimore Ravens.


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