ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have noted that Murray could be a first-round pick, and ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Wednesday that Murray was getting "first-round feedback" about the NFL.
Murray was the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft of the A's and, as such, has a $4.88 million contract waiting for him if he chooses to play baseball.
The A's expect Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray, the team's top pick last June, to declare for the National Football League draft on Sunday, multiple sources told The Chronicle on Wednesday. Spring training begins for the A's on February 15, and it seems unlikely that he would be able to prepare for football's combine at the same time as he was attending his first major league baseball camp.
If the Cardinals don't take him, there's still likely several teams in the first round that would use a pick on him.More news: Clemson Rolls Tide To Win Natl Title
"When you win the Heisman Trophy, you're going to have a lot of information come to you to be looked at", Murray agent Scott Boras told the Chronicle.
"I'd take him with the first pick of the draft if I could".
The only problem there is that they chose Josh Rosen with the #10 pick in the NFL Draft just previous year. I know he's signed up to play baseball, but he is a dominant football player.
Kyler Murray should do what Kyler Murray wants to do.More news: Warriors ask National Basketball Association to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw
What sport do you think the quarterback should go with?
Good news, Kliff: You have the first pick.
That said, the Cardinals spent a first-round pick on quarterback Josh Rosen last season, and while he struggled throughout much of his rookie season, the odds are against Arizona selecting a quarterback in the first round in back-to-back drafts.
The Cardinals may have taken Josh Rosen at quarterback previous year, but if Kingsbury believes in Murray that much, they should take him all the way and just trade Rosen.More news: Rare coin found in boy's lunchbox worth $2.4 million