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2019 NFL Draft Profile: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Far and away PFF’s No. 1 prospect in this year’s draft is Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray. He finished the season as the highest-graded quarterback in college football. Questions arise regarding his size, but those should be put on hold as Murray’s pocket presence and athleticism give him great potential to cause chaos for defenses at the NFL level.

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When comparing the last two quarterback draft classes, Murray finishes tied with 2018 first overall pick Baker Mayfield for the highest overall grade. He may not be as pure a passer as Mayfield, but Murray is certainly above the tier of Grier, Lock, Haskins, and Jones.

Murray has been lethal on all throws, regardless of difficulty. On tight window throws where the target was 10-plus yards downfield, Murray has been incredibly sharp, posting the highest accuracy percentage among the top QBs in the class. He has impeccable precision inside and outside the pocket, making him the can’t miss prospect in this draft class.

Murray has the capability to remain an effective passer when his first option isn’t there. When he goes to his next read, his passing grade remains at an elite status. Nonetheless, his calmness and ability to escape when needed with his athleticism is just part of the reason why Murray is the number one player on PFF’s draft board.

All of PFF’s 2019 NFL Draft Profiles can be viewed here or on PFF’s YouTube Channel. Follow along as we go through all the top prospects in the draft.

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