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NFL Insider Has Surprising Update On Kyler Murray's Draft Stock

kyler murray walks off the field after the orange bowl

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray announced his plans to enter the 2019 NFL draft. Whether or not he'll actually make it to the NFL is another question after he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics and has the MLB as a "fall-back" plan if he needs.

According to several mock drafts released by NFL analysts, Kyler Murray is projected to go as early as the No. 7 pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He could also easily fall out of the first round if teams are worried about his size or losing him to the MLB at any point during his contract.

One NFL insider suggested today that Murray will go "a lot later than media is projecting him."

Murray left Oklahoma after bringing the school its second-consecutive Heisman Trophy, following in the footsteps of Baker Mayfield. Now with Murray out of Oklahoma, he has a significant decision to make: play in the MLB or test his mettle in the NFL.

Kyler Murray's size will likely be a major question for NFL scouts. He's significantly smaller than Baker Mayfield and even Russell Wilson - who is "smallest" quarterback in the NFL.

Can he succeed at the highest level? If his game against Alabama was any indication, he can play, but can he hold up?