Deion Sanders to Kyler Murray: Pick up the bat, don't look back

Deion Sanders to Kyler Murray: Pick up the bat, don't look back

Deion Sanders to Kyler Murray: Pick up the bat, don't look back

Murray can still negotiate a deal with the Oakland A's to play baseball even though he has declared for the NFL Draft, and both Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and The MMQB's Albert Breer are reporting that most talent evaluators view him as a second- or third-round pick. Murray threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns while completing 69 percent of his passes.

Instead, Murray transferred to Oklahoma from the Aggies after his freshman season, redshirting in 2016 so he could play in 2017, where he served as a backup to that season's Heisman victor, Baker Mayfield.

National Football League experts and scouts are torn on the Heisman Trophy victor. If he's - if Murray's entering the National Football League draft, does that mean baseball's off the table for him? Murray had also said multiple times throughout the football season that he plans to focus strictly on baseball after this season.

But for Clark, the choice Murray faces is a simple one.

That's because just about seven months ago, Murray was selected in the first round of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Oakland Athletics.

This is a football pedigree that - coupled with a unsafe dual-threat style that makes him inherently harder to defend - turns him into a no-brainer first-round NFL talent.

Kyler Murray is listed at 5 feet 10 inches, but many fans and analysts are skeptical of that height.

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Either way, Murray's presence is intriguing because the quarterback class is relatively thin, and because his remarkable athleticism has many believing he could become a superstar with the right coaching. Now, that being said, could he potentially play some minor league baseball in the off-season and play football year - I want it to be true.

Murray then had an impressive enough baseball season in 2018 to draw the A's attention. All eyes will be on Kyler Murray as he gets measured at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

And in case you think you have no idea who Calvin Murray is, we assure you that you've at least seen him in one famous highlight. The A's gave Murray a $4.6 million signing bonus and allowed him to play one more season of football at Oklahoma before reporting to spring training in 2019.

The current holder of the No. 1 pick is the Arizona Cardinals, who recently named Kliff Kingsbury as their new coach. Dodson's announcement on January 2 to declare for the NFL Draft and forgo his senior season was not one that many saw coming, but his name is still expected to be called early on.

Football can pay that much, but the risk reward factor is much higher as well.

It will be an interesting situation to monitor, no matter what he decides.

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