Georgia Bulldogs product Aaron Murray is my fifth-ranked quarterback in this year’s draft class, and he is one of the top second-tier options available for teams that don’t want to have to pay premium for a quarterback in this year’s draft. A 2nd-3rd round prospect, Murray had plenty of success in college football’s toughest conference, and his body of work is significantly more impressive than fellow SEC draft prospect A.J. McCarron’s. Murray has all the intangibles and accuracy that McCarron does, and he also has significant better tools that could allow him to succeed as a starting quarterback in the NFL. At the very least, he’s worth taking a flier on if you don’t have a fully settled situation at the position.
FanSided.com’s Jack Jorgensen was recently able to interview Murray, and the most interesting takeaway from the interview wasn’t too surprising. When asked if there is a team that Murray would love to play for in particular, he responded that it would be “special” to play for the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He said, “Absolutely, I’d be happy to just be chosen by any organization, but growing up in Tampa, it’d be special to go back home and play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I grew up going to Bucs games and it’d be a great experience to get to play my professional football there.”
The Bucs make logical sense as a landing spot for Murray, because they could use another quarterback in this year’s draft class. While they might not want to spend their first-round pick on a guy like Derek Carr, they could go for a second-tier QB in Murray. This would give them another young guy to try out and develop at the position, and it would also enable them to stick with last year’s second day pick Mike Glennon for another year.