The Kansas City Chiefs currently own six picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. With other positions in need of upgrades, it is unlikely that the Chiefs will draft a quarterback this year. If Kansas City does decide to add a quarterback to their roster, Aaron Murray would be a terrific choice.
Murray played at Georgia for four years and ended his career with excellent stats. He finished with 13,166 passing yards, 121 passing touchdowns, and 16 rushing touchdowns (Source: Sports Reference). He was a star for the Bulldogs and could bring a lot of potential to the Chiefs.
Sure, the Chiefs don’t need another quarterback at the moment, but he would be a good option for the future. Have him sit behind Alex Smith for a few seasons and see what happens. Nolan Nawrocki of NFL.com thinks that Murray is more suited to be a backup or third string quarterback, so perhaps he could eventually fill one of those roles for Kansas City.
“Diminutive, game-managing pocket passer still recovering from a torn ACL. Would benefit from a moving pocket that can create open throwing lanes, yet does not have the foot quickness desired for a rollout passing game. Possesses a skill set most ideally suited for a backup or No. 3 role. Intelligence, intangibles and experience are all pluses.” – Nawrocki’s “Bottom Line” on Aaron Murray
Aaron Murray’s draft stock varies at the moment. NFLDraftScout.com projects Murray being drafted in the fourth or fifth round, while Nawrocki thinks Murray will be picked up sometime in the fifth or sixth round.
One major con with Murray is that he tore his ACL in November in a game against Kentucky. He is still recovering from it and was not able to participate in the combine as a result.
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