Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray is a two sport star from Texas playing SS in baseball and QB in football.  He is committed to play both at Texas A&M where his father, Kevin Murray, played QB.  Oh, and he is also the nephew of former Giants OF Calvin Murray.  Murray stands just 5'11", 180 lbs.  He is very fast.  According to the PG scouting report, his bat can "catch up to fastballs."  In spite of being one of the premiere QB recruits in the country, some have wondered if Murray might be wise to choose baseball as a career due to his size limitations for football.  The new draft slot rules make it more difficult for two-sport stars like Murray to leverage their options into bigger bonuses.  For that reason alone, he might be a tough sign unless he is a top 5 pick or so.  BA has him ranked #29 in the 2015 draft while Kiley McDaniel has him at #39 with a comment that he may move up into the top half of the first round after scouts get an chance to see him in in HS season.  Up to now, Murray has shown little interest in baseball and played in just one showcase event.  The Giants in recent years have stayed far away from two sport athletes, probably because they don't want to have to deal with the leverage the player has in bonus negotiations.

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