As with most of the second half of this list, I’d imagine Aaron Murray goes no higher than a second-round pick, though he could be tremendous value there.
Head coach Gus Bradley came away from Murray’s pro day impressed, according to Marc Weiszer of Jacksonville.com.
Said Bradley, “We have, as much as you can, a good feel for his personality, his competitiveness. That’s off the charts. Then to see how fast he came back and how he’s doing it and the drills that he did, very impressive.”
Bradley also indicated that for the most part, Murray just reinforced what they already knew.
While you can read a lot of different things into that, it gives me a pretty positive feel when I think about who could land on the Jaguars, a team in need of a quarterback.
Murray was really productive against top-shelf SEC competition and is a four-year starter from a pro-style offense. There are some concerns about his durability and he needs to work on raising his release point, but he’s a guy who doesn’t get rattled in the spotlight or on big moments.
The Jaguars are a team in transition. While they have a solid defense, the offense needs almost a complete overhaul. Murray could come in and build with the team or hang behind Chad Henne for a year and take things over when the offense has more tools.
Ultimately, he has the tools to step in and be the foundation for the offense. He could be there in the third, but I don’t know that I would argue with a high second-round pick, depending on who else is there.