Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray is one of my favorite QB prospects in this year’s draft class, because he has all the intangibles that A.J. McCarron is touted for but also has significantly better physical tools than the Alabama product. Murray may or may not have what it takes to be a solid starter at the next level, but I would honestly feel a whole lot more comfortable banking on him than some of the other second-tier prospects at the position.
Murray has been busy rehabbing from a torn ACL that was the final awful occurrence of a brutal 2013 campaign, as the Georgia offense suffered from a myriad of significant injuries. The projected second-day pick spoke with Yahoo! Sports’s Eric Edholm yesterday about the rehab process, his expected workload at his pro day in Athens, and some other topics.
He told Edholm that his recovery is going “great” and that he plans on doing “everything” at his pro day, which is set for the 16th of April. It’s great to hear that Murray is progressing well, and he even joked that he would do “some backflips if I can” to emphasize that he will do everything possible in order to show scouts that he’s both healthy and capable of being a franchise QB at the next level. It’s going to be interesting to see if a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars takes a high-level prospect at another position like Jadeveon Clowney before pulling Murray in the second round.