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Kyler Murray NFL Draft odds

Kyler Murray has a very unique story. Murray was an outstanding two-sport athlete in high school who started off his college career playing both baseball and football. But without any official confirmation as to what sport Murray was going to go pro with, the Oakland A’s decided to go ahead and pick Murray in the 2018 first-year player draft and signed him to a deal that guaranteed the outfielder $4.6M. This despite the fact that Murray was still playing football and could decide to play pro football a year later.

Shortly after, Kyler Murray officially declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, but rumors were NFL teams were hesitant on where to put Murray on their draft boards as they knew there was a possibility he could leave to play baseball, or that his heart wasn’t in football. This led to many discussions on were Murray may go in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. Best betting tips as recommended by OLBG’s expert tipsters think he would be drafted somewhere in the top ten of the NFL draft, and as it turns out, the over/under line for where quarterback Kyler Murray would go in the NFL Draft opened at 9.5 overall.

Murray, who was selected 9th overall by the Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft, was given the chance to continue playing football for Oklahoma. The 21-year-old made the most of it, winning the Heisman Trophy in only his second season as a starter for the Sooners. Murray threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns while running for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, posting the second-best passer efficiency in FBS history.

With the need for quarterbacks in the NFL always at an all-time high, teams will reach to get a gunslinger and push quarterbacks up to the top of the draft, even if they don’t deserve to be there.

There are no blue-chip standout quarterbacks in this year’s NFL draft, which plays to Murray’s favor. As of now, one could argue that there are four quarterbacks that are worthy of being selected in the first round in the 2019 NFL Draft, but all could be mid-round targets. Most see Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State as the top QB in this class. Haskins is a pocket passer who could effectively be in a great landing spot for the QB-needy Giants 6th overall. Most of the top teams in the draft order this year, don’t have a quarterback as a top priority. Which is rare, as it’s usually a reason why teams are bad and have a top pick.

The Cardinals, who have the first overall pick have already said they will stick with last year’s first-round rookie QB Josh Rosen. The 49ers, pick two have Jimmy Garoppolo, the Jets have Sam Darnold, also a first round pick from last year, leaving the Raider the first team in the draft that could possibly think about drafting someone at QB. Head Coach Jon Gruden has a number of picks in this year’s NFL Draft, including three first-rounders. While current QB Derek Carr might not be his ideal choice, there are too many needs for the team to waste picks here, and I don’t see the Raiders selecting the first QB on draft day. Continuing down the draft order, the Buccaneers hold the 5th overall pick but have Jameis Winston, who has had a rocky few seasons, but not bad enough that the team would want to start over at QB. This leaves the Giants the most likely team that selects the first quarterback of the draft with pick 6.

There is a chance the Giants could trade up to lock up their guy, but with Jaguars (rumored to be signing Nick Foles) the Lions (Matt Stafford) and Bills (Josh Allen) all looking potential set at QB, it really boils down to the Giants and which QB they prefer.

Current 2019 NFL Draft Order

  1. Cardinals (3-13)
  2. 49ers (4-12)
  3. Jets (4-12)
  4. Raiders (4-12)
  5. Buccaneers (5-11)
  6. Giants (5-11)
  7. Jaguars (5-11)
  8. Lions (6-10)
  9. Bills (6-10)
  10. Broncos (6-10)
  11. Bengals (6-10)
  12. Packers (6-9-1)
  13. Dolphins (7-9)
  14. Falcons (7-9)
  15. Redskins (7-9)
  16. Panthers (7-9)

See full order here

The big question is, for those interesting in getting in on this betting odds, is Kyler Murray the top quarterback in this year’s class? Murray was listed at 5-foot-10, 195 pounds by Oklahoma, and most believe the signal-caller is too short to be a franchise guy at the pro level. The NFL Combine will answer a lot of questions in the coming days.

Other Odds Available for Kyler Murray

  • Miami Dolphins +150
  • Arizona Cardinals +500
  • New York Giants +500
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +500
  • Oakland Raiders +700
  • Washington Redskins +1000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1200
  • Cincinnati Bengals +1200
  • Denver Broncos +1400
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +1400

 

 

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