Star Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is reportedly expected to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Murray, a top 10 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, is reportedly planning on declaring for the NFL Draft this weekend.
The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the Oakland A’s are expecting Murray to choose football – at least temporarily.
Declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft does not mean Murray is 100 percent choosing football over baseball, but it could mean he’s leaning towards that.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) January 10, 2019
From the report:
The A’s expect Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, the team’s top pick last June, to declare for the NFL draft on Sunday, multiple sources told The Chronicle on Wednesday.
Declaring for the draft does not guarantee that Murray, an outfielder Oakland selected ninth overall, will decide to reject his $4.66 million deal with the A’s outright, but it certainly increases the chances that Oklahoma’s star quarterback will decide to go pro in football rather than baseball.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Murray is expected to be a first or second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
NFL execs believe Murray is “magic” and his name would be called that Thursday or Friday. https://t.co/cp6DxjGXIU
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2019
Murray will have to return his signing bonus to the A’s if he decides to play football, which is reportedly what he’s leaning towards.