It seems likely that the New England Patriots will take Tom Brady's successor in the next draft, so why not try the home run?
Since his statement to the NFL and his baseball pass, quarterback Kyler Murray of Oklahoma has garnered considerable (and deserved) attention. A remarkably talented athlete with a lot of positive aspects, he may fall too late in the first round, fearing he will be too small (5 feet 10 inches) to succeed in the NFL.
In their latest model project, CBS Sports had the Pats grabbing Murray with the 32nd overall pick, and for quite a good reason.
"Honestly," wrote author Tom Fornelli, "I put Murray here because there's a team in the NFL that's smart enough not to worry about its size, but rather to get it. focus on its potential, I would bet it would be the Patriots any other franchise. "
Indeed, the Patriots have long marched to the rhythm of their own drum, so take a quarter for his size, because they see something in him would be very attractive.
In 14 games this past season (junior campaign), Murray has completed 260 of his 377 pass attempts for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He ran another 140 times for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns.
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