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Kyler Murray Reportedly Getting Grade from NFL Draft Advisory Committee

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08:  Kyler Murray of Oklahoma poses for a photo after winning the 2018 Heisman Trophy on December 8, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray is among the names to be evaluated by the College Advisory Committee, Sports Illustrated's Kalyn Kahler reported Thursday. 

Kahler noted the CAC looks at a player's resume and makes one of three determinations: a first-round grade, a second-round grade or that the player should return to school.

Murray has already committed to playing baseball next season.

The Oakland Athletics selected him with the ninth overall pick of the 2018 draft. As part of the $4.7 million deal he signed with the A's, Murray agreed to play one season with Oklahoma before making a full-time transition to his baseball career.

However, that was before Murray won a Heisman Trophy and helped get the Sooners into the College Football Playoff. After throwing for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns in his only year as a starting quarterback at Oklahoma, he might understandably have second thoughts about forgoing an NFL career.

Last week, Murray said he'd ideally play baseball and football but that he "[didn't] know how possible that is," per Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples.

Scott Boras, Murray's agent, spoke to reporters Wednesday at MLB's winter meetings and acknowledged Murray might want to weigh all of his options.

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"When you win the Heisman Trophy, you're going to have a lot of information come to you and be looked at," Boras said, per USA Today's Gabe Lacques. "All I know is that Kyler has a tremendous opportunity to be a great baseball player. He knows that."

Boras added Murray "has every intention to be in spring training" ahead of the 2019 season.

Kahler noted that receiving a grade from the advisory committee before the draft doesn't mean Murray is automatically going to the NFL. She added it's entirely plausible a team could select Murray knowing full well he plans to enter Oakland's minor league system next year. In that scenario, the team would have Murray's draft rights for a year if it didn't sign him to a contract.

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