Washington should consider drafting Kyler Murray with No. 15 pick

Posted January 14, 2019

According to the Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland A's, who selected Kyler Murray ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft, expect him to enter this year's NFL Draft.

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But talk of Murray entering the National Football League draft instead is "heating up".

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Per the Chronicle, Murray's decision to enter the National Football League draft does not guarantee that he will reject his $4.66 mililion deal with the A's outright. Heading to the draft doesn't mean he's going to decline his $4.66 million deal with the Athletics, however, it does appear as though Murray is looking to prioritize a career in the NFL.

Murray, an outfielder on the diamond, is due to report to spring training in Arizona on February 15 - nearly two weeks before the NFL's scouting combine takes place. Back in October, Kingsbury said he'd take Murray "with the first pick of the draft if I could", as ESPN revealed.

Baseball looks like it will be losing a top athlete to the NFL. After his introduction, Beane opened the floor to Murray, who answered each question with poise, which isn't a surprise considering the media attention he's received since high school. Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson was the last pick of the first round (No. 32 overall) in 2018. There have also been speculations that the Arizona Cardinals may get involved in the Murray sweepstakes due to their newly named head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, having a part in recruiting him to Texas A&M. Russell Wilson is the best comparison, but even he was a third-round pick.

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The Redskins have a need at quarterback, so if Murray is available when Washington is on the clock at pick fifteen, should they select him?

While NFL teams are technically not supposed to negotiate contracts with players before draft, getting assurances from Murray about whether he will sign will be a must.

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