The Big Blue Big Board is back as draft season continues it's slow build until April 25th. And a strange thing happened on our way to record Thursday morning.
That news could be ... significant. Pretty much everyone (ourselves included) expected Murray to make a career out of MLB. Personally, I expected the NFL to tell Murray that he was too small to be a quarterback, that he should change position to slot receiver or be another Denard Robinson, and for him to ultimately pass on the NFL draft.
That doesn’t appear to be the case.
Adding to the intrigue is a video which surfaced of new Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury saying while at Texas Tech that if he had the first pick in the NFL draft, he would use it on Murray ... which he now does.
So, with the Giants’ uncertainty at quarterback and the domino effect of adding another top prospect to the mix, we pretty much had to make this show about Murray and the (potential) impact of his decision.
And make no mistake about it: The NFL is changing, and changing rapidly. Changed to the point where Murray isn’t just viewed around the league as a viable quarterback prospect, but given his athleticism and incredible efficiency, he could be in the mix for a top 10 pick.
And that’s something to which Giants’ fans should probably be paying attention.
In this podcast we discuss:
- Kyler Murray’s decision to enter the draft.
- Murray’s translation to an NFL quarterback.
- Whether or not the Giants could acquire Josh Rosen if the Cardinals draft Murray.
- How Murray’s decision impacts the Giants’ chances of drafting Dwayne Haskins.
Note: Don’t forget to give Ed’s chat with Land Grant Holy Land about Haskins a listen. The young man is from Highland Park N.J., and grew up as big a Giants’ fan as anyone on this site.
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