The Athletics are expecting Kyler Murray, the No. 9 overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball draft but also the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for Oklahoma, to declare for the NFL draft this Sunday, Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle report. The Cards traded up to take Josh Rosen in the top 10 past year, and he's still got a mighty bright future ahead of him.
There's also a chance he could be the first pick overall. Should Murray go that route rather than pursuing his career as an outfielder in the Athletics organization, the A's would get his $4.66MM signing bonus back, but they wouldn't receive a compensatory selection in the 2019 draft. And that could mean Rosen's job is in danger.
If Murray decides to play in NFL especially at the quarterback position teams will expect him to be all in on football and nothing else, that is the only way he will be selected in 1st round if they have those assurances.
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It's still unclear if Murray will leave camp to attend the combine, but a source told Slusser he is leaning towards football. I've followed him since he was a sophomore in high school.
After posting a 3-13 record in 2018, the Cardinals own the top pick in April's draft and Kingsbury will be part of that decision after being hired as Arizona's head coach this week. Thursday morning and floated the possibility of the Cardinals actually trading Rosen and selecting Kyler Murray. They could potentially package a first-round pick and a second-round pick during the Cardinals' quarterback garage sale. "I do think he wants to be a great player in this league". But with a new head coach in Kliff Kingsbury, who has spoken glowingly of Murray in the past, it's not completely impossible that he would make a push to hand-pick a quarterback to fit his offense. That says a lot about the young man.
It's unknown whether Kingsbury was forced to commit to Rosen in taking the job, but Murray's newfound availability could make for some interesting discussions.