A's prospect Kyler Murray declares for 2019 NFL Draft


Murray, a recent Heisman trophy victor, was also the Oakland A's first round draft pick.

Last year, the focus was on Baker Mayfield.

Looks like the Oakland Athletics just couldn't do enough to convince Kyler Murray that he should choose baseball over football.

The University of Oklahoma quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy victor declared for the National Football League draft on Monday, hours before the final deadline to do so. Of course, the baseball fallback plan also gives the two-sport standout some leverage when it comes to dealing with National Football League teams.

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"While Google lists Murray as 5'11", the Sooners listed him at 5'10".

"While the draft declaration won't tip Murray's hand, he is facing a decision". Murray was drafted ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, and the A's reportedly received permission from Major League Baseball to offer Murray more money to stick with them.

He already has a contract with the A's that includes a $4.66 million signing bonus, so it will be interesting to see how this all shakes out. He passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores this past season.

Kyler Murray announced on Monday that he has chose to enter his name in the NFL Draft, and all indications are that he is serious about pursuing a career in football. Only one of them checked in at under 6-feet tall, and that was fellow Heisman victor Johnny Manziel, who officially measured at 5-feet-11 and 3/4 inches during the NFL Combine.