Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for National Football League draft

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ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have noted that Murray could be a first-round pick, and ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Wednesday that Murray was getting "first-round feedback" about the NFL. Murray will not play both football and baseball in 2019, and one naturally would expect that the higher he goes in the NFL draft, the more likely he is to pursue a career in football over one with the A's, who picked him in the first round of the MLB draft past year. Just ask Kliff Kingsbury. Kingsbury was sacked by Texas Tech after three straight losing seasons, and he was hired as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, who just so happen to have the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.

On route to the 2018 Heisman Trophy, Murray threw for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 14 games this season. Before taking over as Texas Tech's head coach in 2013, Kingsbury was the Aggies offensive coordinator and helped recruit Murray, who was starring at Allen High School. Unless that was a smokescreen, there's no reason why they wouldn't continue to be interested in Rosen. "I've never seen one better in high school and he's just starting to show it now at the college level". I don't have enough good things to say about him. Not one, which at quarterback is impossible to do. "But he's done it".

Kingsbury now has the chance to put his money where his mouth is.

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College football fans can dream of an Air Raid union made in heaven of Kingsbury and Murray playing at University of Phoenix Stadium, but there are plenty of obstacles in the way of that reality. Murray would have to return his signing bonus to Oakland if he does not play for the club. And that could mean Rosen's job is in danger. The Cards traded up to take Josh Rosen in the top 10 a year ago, and he's still got a mighty bright future ahead of him. One year in a bad offense shouldn't be irreversible for Rosen's development.

What are the Cardinals likely going to do with the No. 1 pick?

For instance, Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa is widely regarded as the top prospect in the draft, and he would fill perhaps the biggest need for both the 49ers and Raiders.

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