Aaron Murray drawing interest from several teams

AP

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.

57 responses to “Aaron Murray drawing interest from several teams

  1. Good fit for a team that doesn’t need him to take over this year or next. Anyone else find it obnoxious that steelerfan clings desperately to their past, because they know there is no present or future to talk about?

  2. I remember Aaron Murray making AJ Green look good. Or was it the other way around? Anyway, whoever drafts him is getting a steal. Hope my Chargers or Bills pick him up. Personally think he is a mid to late first round pick.

  3. I would take him 2nd round. This guy did all of that with a snake-bit Georgia team. His #1 receiver was a senior that barely played in games during his career. He had a backup line, backup running backs, backup receivers, etc.

    But what you saw was a QB that made those kids look better. It made him really stregthen his leadership skills. He showed his mobile abilities. He had to make deeper throws. And he did all of that.

    As far as I’m concerned, he should be the 3rd or 4th QB taken in the draft.

  4. Super smart, accurate and has great intangibles. But is small with an average arm at best. For his sake I hope he lands with a dome or warm weather team with a solid run game.

  5. Pitts Steelers said: We have six rings. We know what we’re doing. — Gee, I’m not sure what that means, let me open my US History book to page 1975, oh there it is, it’s been a long time. Is that when they had leather helmets being worn by Gerald Ford. And the highlights of the Steelers Superbowl game is grainy, in black and white. Oh ! yeh, I remember.

  6. Hope the Pats pick him up. Something about 4 year SEC QB’s that I respect the hell out of.

    Murray, Mettenburger and McCaron will be solid pros.

  7. So, Denver drafts him then? Sounds ideal. Sit behind Manning for two years and just be a sponge.

  8. Like I’ve been saying The Browns

    #4 Sammy Watkins (WR Clemson)
    #26 David Yankey (G Stanford)
    #35 Carlos Hyde (RB The Ohio Ste University)

    Trade a 3rd and 4th to move back up and take
    Aaron Murray (QB Georgia)

  9. This guy is an outstanding qb. If it weren’t for blowing his knee out he would have been takin way WAY before Mettenberger or Carr who are looking like 2nd rounders right now. I’m thinking Murray will go in 4th but something tells me Phil Emery will surprise people like he does every year and scoop him in the 3rd. Perfect fit for Trestman’s offense in Chicago.

  10. he is small and not a great arm.

    only small qb that has led his team to success and a superbowl win was drew brees. worth the risk if taken in the 4th or 5 th rd though.

  11. He’d make a lot of sense in New England. They could stash him for a year and let him learn the playbook while Mallett plays out the last year of his deal, then let him slide right in and become the newest backup/potential Brady successor.

  12. Sit and learn for two years in Arizona, then start on a team with a dominant defense where you don’t have to be the man. Enjoy the weather in the meantime.

  13. I seem to recall similar things being said about another QB from Georgia– David Greene. Hope Aaron’s NFL career turns out a little better.

  14. Detroit should take him with one of their fourth round picks, and he can learn under his predecessor at Georgia.

  15. that guy lost me when he said McCaron will be a solid pro… probably same guy who says Manziel won’t be shat… Imagine if you heard Manziel have anything close to a reality show coming out

  16. Don’t know why so many Steeler haters say that the Steelers glory days are way in the past? Three SB’s with two championships in the 2000’s, and as most experts will say, are well-positioned to be a force again this season.
    Jealousy, maybe?
    As for Aaron Murray, very accurate, quick release, very mobile, highly productive in a major college program and conference. Not great size, but big enough. Will likely be very successful in the right situation.

  17. There is talk of Vontae Mack (LB, Ohio State) slipping to the texans at 15, if you are the Browns you have to take Mack, no matter what… Even if everyone says mr golden boy will be the next great QB. You have to believe in your gut…

  18. First off, I’m going to apologize as a Steelers fan for some of the other Steelers fans’ comments. I’m proud of the six rings, but to brag about them without making a coherent statement just makes the rest of us look bad. Brag all you want, just try to do so while looking like you passed the 2nd grade. And the guy that thinks the Steelers haven’t been any good since 1975? Um, where have you been for the past 39 years? Actually, just the past 14? Anyway…

    I live in GA now and have seen Murray play a lot the past few years. Good talent. I wouldn’t mind seeing him in Pittsburgh for when we can no longer afford Ben “Steeler for life” Rothlisberger and he moves on for more money. But I actually think he’ll end up somewhere like New England. A few years on the bench and I think he’ll be great.

  19. Forget the $$$ & fame, the girlfriends these draft prospects have are outstanding. Katherine Webb, Lindsey Duke, and now Kacie Mcdonnell!!!

    Mind you, without the “potential” $$$ & fame what I just said becomes a moot point!

  20. This is Tannehill’s “prove it to me” season. I’d love to take a late flyer on this guy as a temporary backup for the fins. He definitely has the tools to run Philbin’s offense. Though if Tannehill can’t get it done this year, it might not matter since Miami could just clean house with the coaches.

  21. I’m loving all the recent love for the quarterbacks that aren’t supposed to go in the top ten. If enough teams show interest, it could result in a lot of good players sliding down the draft. It could also mean that teams in the top half of round 2 can trade out and get more picks.

  22. @cutthecord148!!! Really 1975??? Is your memory that bad, or are u just sharp like a bowling ball??? The Steelers have been to 3 SB’s in 9 years, winning 2!!! Really…1975 huh??? Wow no football knowledge whatsoever!!!!!

  23. concord148 says:
    Apr 12, 2014 10:20 AM

    Pitts Steelers said: We have six rings. We know what we’re doing. — Gee, I’m not sure what that means, let me open my US History book to page 1975, oh there it is, it’s been a long time. Is that when they had leather helmets being worn by Gerald Ford. And the highlights of the Steelers Superbowl game is grainy, in black and white. Oh ! yeh, I remember.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Don’t forget to read the asterisk where it notes “Tainted by admitted and rampant steroid use.”

  24. Murray is most likely a 3rd rounder, but his intangibles are so good someone might take him in the 2nd.

  25. C’mon finsphan. You don’t have to like the Seahawks but if you don’t think Russell Wilson is the leader of that team than you haven’t been paying attention. Drew Brees has also benefitted from some pretty solid defenses and run game.

  26. On talk radio, everyone that is a fan of a team in need of a quarterback suggest they will pass on a QB in the first round and pick up Aaron Murry in the 4th. I have a feeling he is gone sooner than they think. This is a guy someone like the patriots would draft in the second, and Belicheck will be touted as a genius.
    Last year everyone that needed a WR suggested they would pick up Tavon Auston in the second round and it ended up that the Rams had to trade up to 10 to get him.
    Sleepers aren’t sleepers when everyone knows about them.

  27. The leader of the Seahawks is Carroll, everything runs through Carroll, Wilson runs the plays that he is told, he doesn’t audible or change plays, they protect Wilson by not having him throw more than 30 times a game, simple playbook, make it easy for him. If Wilson has a bad game, they still win, if luck or tannehill have a bad game their teams have no shot. How often does a team win a sb and the mvp does not go to the qb? Not many that I can remember. He is a glorified game manager, just like Alex Smith, but his pigmentation changes the perception.

  28. Aaron love’s the game, is a student of the game. His obvious talents only compliment his intangibles. Conditioning,Watching game film, building those around him, staying out of trouble. On Sunday’s he’ll become a David in a game of Goliath’s, it’ll be good to see who pull’s the trigger and drafts this winner.

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