1 of the top tales in advance of the 2019 NFL draft has been Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.
Murray has been confronted with an not possible selection. He was drafted as a top-10 decide by the Oakland Athletics in the MLB draft, but he also plays college soccer. He’s been compelled to decide involving two sporting activities that he enjoys, and that cannot be an uncomplicated selection for him to make.
On Monday, Murray introduced that he intends to enter the NFL draft and forego a vocation playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics. For groups browsing for a quarterback this is great news, now they have one more solution to pick from. For groups like the Kansas Town Chiefs, this is also great news that could most likely assist the franchise come April when the draft kicks off.
There’s a camp that believes that Murray is the top quarterback prospect in the draft this year. That means he’ll be chosen properly before the Chiefs come on the clock. They really don’t will need a quarterback any longer, but a lot of other groups are nonetheless browsing for their dude. Acquiring one more offensive participant chosen in the 28 picks before the Chiefs come on the clock only heightens the likelihood that a stud defender will be out there at decide No. 29. There are nonetheless a several other quarterbacks that are expected to be taken toward the top of the draft.
Murray’s selection also could assist the Chiefs if you are part of the camp that believes his size will scare NFL groups absent, and he will not be chosen early in the very first round. The Chiefs could be uniquely positioned to trade down and out of the very first round, although a crew trades up to decide on Murray. This draft is viewed as deeper on the defensive aspect of the ball. If you can trade down and nonetheless get an influence defender, although choosing up much more alternatives, it’s a significant acquire for this crew.
Consider about the 2016 trade with the 49ers where by the Chiefs traded picks 28 and 249 for picks 37, 105, and 178. That trade web the Chiefs Chris Jones, Parker Ehinger, and DJ White. Chris Jones was one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the league past year. Ehinger was ultimately traded for Charvarius Ward who seems to be to be a long run starter at CB for the crew. The Chiefs acquired a year or two of distinctive groups usage out of DJ White. More picks could permit the Chiefs to throw much more darts or trade close to and be selective all through the draft.
Murray’s selection surely adjustments the landscape of this draft, and will have some sort of influence on the very first round. That influence will trickle down to the Chiefs and current them with options they may possibly have not previously had. These options will be vital when it arrives to constructing the protection up to a championship caliber.