Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is less than five months removed from a torn ACL, which meant he couldn’t work out at the Combine and got a late start on pre-draft work. But he’s making up for lost time.
Murray will throw at Georgia’s Pro Day on Wednesday, and PFT has learned of several teams that are showing interest in him. The Browns, Lions, Patriots, Dolphins, Rams and Titans have all asked for private workouts or team visits with Murray, and the Jaguars’ staff is also said to like him after he spent Senior Bowl week in meetings with the South team that Jacksonville’s staff coached, although Murray wasn’t healthy enough to practice or play.
The team that drafts Murray won’t be looking for him to start right away, but it might be better for a young quarterback to be selected by a team that’s prepared to be patient while he learns the offense and rehabs his knee.
Murray was a four-year starter at Georgia, he was the MVP of all three bowl games he was healthy enough to play, and he’s the SEC’s all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns. His senior season was cut short when he blew out his knee on November 23, but if NFL teams are satisfied that he’s making good progress in his rehabilitation, he’ll be an intriguing quarterback prospect in this year’s draft.