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Kyler Murray to meet with Redskins

The Associated Press - April 12, 2019 9:40 am

If the Washington Redskins are studying all of the top quarterbacks available in this year’s NFL Draft, it was a matter of time before they brought in the No. 1 guy.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will meet with the Redskins next week for a top-30 visit, The MMQB’s Albert Breer reported Thursday.

Murray is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and chose to pursue a football career rather than continue playing his other sport, baseball.

Many analysts believe Murray will go No. 1 overall to the Arizona Cardinals, whose new coach Kliff Kingsbury is on the record with how fond he is of the prospect. But if the Cardinals stick with Josh Rosen — their first-round pick just a year ago — at the position instead, another team might want to trade up to secure Murray.

In his lone season as the Sooners’ starting quarterback after Baker Mayfield graduated, Murray completed 69 percent of his passes for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. He added 1,001 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns.

One of the few knocks against Murray is his height. He measured at 5-foot-10 and 1/8 inches at the scouting combine.

In recent weeks, the Redskins reportedly also met with Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, Will Grier and Clayton Thorson, many of the other top prospects at the position this year.

 

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