The NFL Draft season will kick into overdrive this weekend, as the Scouting Combine takes place in Indianapolis. The talk of the entire class has been Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray.
Any NFL team thinking of drafting Kyler Murray is going to want to spend time with his father/QB coach Kevin Murray, who told me Kyler is calling the shots on his own career ... and reiterated he’s all-in on football. @nflnetwork @gmfb pic.twitter.com/GPdKxGVmbj— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 26, 2019
Enter Lincoln Riley, Murray's college coach. Riley stresses that he has spoken to Murray's father numerous times, and he has never had any issues with him regarding football. Let's not forget that the Athletics allowed Murray to play this past season, and he won the Heisman Trophy.
Couldn’t be further from the truth..in 3 yrs coaching him, not 1 conversation with Kevin about ANYTHING football-related..turned out decent-— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) February 26, 2019
This kid gave up more than what people would ever believe for 1 reason-
His love of this game
Those doing their homework already know- https://t.co/irfujD3PT7
Riley wasn't the only Oklahoma coach to step up in support of Murray. Former head coach Bob Stoops replied to Riley's tweet, saying that he never had any concerns with Kevin once Kyler transferred over from Texas A&M.
Speculated news, with no basis. During Kyler’s recruitment & transfer..Never was there an issue from Kevin where Kyler’s career was concerned. In Fact, One of our first interactions happened by chance post game last season. #Facts— Bob Stoops (@OU_CoachStoops) February 27, 2019
Btw, Changing my Twitter Handle Soon. I’m Back! https://t.co/YSLExAr06u
When looking at recent NFL Draft classes, there is always at least one polarizing prospect. Ironically, questions surrounded fellow Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield last year. Yet, the Cleveland Browns believed in him, and selected him first overall.
Between his height or his hand size, Kyler Murray has been the subject of criticism, and it's not going to go away. Speculation will continue to run rampant for the next two months, until Murray is finally drafted by an NFL team that trusts in Murray's commitment and skillset.
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