With NFL Combine participants released on Thursday, one name in particular stood out among the rest: Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray.
Murray has to choose between entering the NFL or MLB, but there has not been any evidence he is leaning toward one or the other. The 21-year-old was a first-round pick by the A's in the 2018 draft, and they are waiting patiently to see what he does.
With the Combine taking place from Feb. 26 to March 4, Murray would have to miss a portion of A's spring training, where he is expected to report by Feb. 15.
Murray will be showcasing his skills for all 32 NFL teams, and the Giants should certainly be one of the teams with extra intrigue. They are in the position to select a quarterback with their sixth overall selection.
The biggest knock on Murray has been his height, which has been reported at 5-foot-10. However, some believe he is closer to 5-foot-8. Murray does have the option to not be measured if he so desires.
But Murray has proven to be effective at the highest level, throwing for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions in his Heisman season. He has a strong arm, and his speed and elusiveness are also invaluable in today's NFL.
Now, Murray can back out of the Combine at any time if that is his wish. But, if he follows through, it will be very interesting to see how much he helps -- or hurts -- his draft stock heading into April.