Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is increasingly looking like the first quarterback off the board at the 2019 NFL Draft. His latest private meeting indicates that another team with a top-five pick could be drafting the Heisman trophy winner.
According to NFL reporter Albert Breer, Murray is slated to meet privately with Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock. The Raiders have the No. 4 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
Murray won the Heisman trophy after a record-setting year at Oklahoma that included a Big 12 title, a trip to the College Football Playoff, and a 12-2 overall record. He finished the season having completed 69.0-percent of his passes for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns.
I'm told the Raiders do plan on meeting with Murray privately later in the process. So Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock should get their shot at him. https://t.co/5yywRxX82n
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 13, 2019
But the Raiders are not the only team that has expressed some interest in Murray.
The Arizona Cardinals, who hold the No. 1 overall pick, have expressed some interest in Murray as well despite having drafted a quarterback in the first round last year.
The Giants are also set to meet with the Heisman winner, per reports.
If the Raiders do wind up drafting Murray, there might not be anyone more furious with the move than Oakland A’s vice president Billy Beane.
Murray famously turned down a multi-million dollar contract from the A’s to enter the 2019 NFL Draft, and now he’d be playing at the Coliseum, but for the stadium’s other tenant.