Heisman Trophy winner, first-round MLB pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Heisman Trophy winner, first-round MLB pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

January 15, 2019

Kyler Murray is keeping his options open for the 2019 NFL draft.

The Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, who was also the No. 9 overall pick last year by baseball's Oakland Athletics, announced Monday afternoon on Twitter he would be an early entrant into this year's NFL draft.

Monday represented the deadline for underclassmen to make themselves eligible to be taken in April.

The decision, however, does not necessarily indicate that Murray will pursue football rather than baseball. The A's met with him on Sunday, USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale reported, citing two persons familiar with the meeting. The people spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation.

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