How Kyler Murray entering the draft helps the Vikings

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Murray hasn't made the final decision as to whether or not he will pursue professional football or baseball, but signs are pointing to football now that he's chose to attend the combine.

Murray was the ninth overall selection in the 2018 MLB Draft but won the Heisman Trophy in December after a stellar season with the Oklahoma Sooners. He's headed to the NFL Draft Combine, it was announced Thursday afternoon.

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Kyler Murray will be heading to Indianapolis next month.

Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy Award victor, was selected with the ninth overall pick in the MLB Draft last June by the Oakland Athletics organization.

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Sometimes referred to as the NFL Draft Underwear Olympics, the annual NFL Scouting Combine is an opportunity to match quantifiable data with a prospect's scouting report. The interview process will be key for him, but his testing should check out as superb. "So if we're going to make that kind of investment in you [as a first-round pick], we need to know that you're as into us as we're into you".

The news of Murray's involvement in the weeklong showcase comes one week before the Athletics are scheduled to report to Major League Baseball spring training on February 14.

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