Chiefs draft Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the fifth round

AP

Aaron Murray, a prolific passer at Georgia who saw his draft stock decline when he tore his ACL late in his senior year, has landed in Kansas City.

The Chiefs selected Murray with a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, No. 163 overall.

Murray looks like a good fit for Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s offense, and Reid will likely give Murray a year to develop and rehab his knee behind starting quarterback Alex Smith. If Murray shows promise, he could become a starter in 2015.

A four-year starter at Georgia, Murray 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.

24 responses to “Chiefs draft Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the fifth round

  1. Chiefs are quietly putting together a top 5 draft, and doing it with a limited amount of picks.

    Murray is the absolute steal of the draft.

    Chiefs have the best front office in the game……….along with the Seahawks.

  2. Great pick by the Chiefs! I’ve loved Murray since he started playing at UGA. I was hoping the Chiefs would give him a look. He is falling into a good situation. All he is going to be expected to do is recover from the ACL and sit and learn this year. Then next offseason, if the Chiefs feel that he is ready to take the QB job, then they don’t need to resign Smith. If they feel that he needs another year of learning, they can always franchise Smith for 1 year. While I was a little lost at what Dorsey was doing on day 1 and 2, day 3 has been a success IMO.

  3. You are going to love this kid. If you get a chance, go back and watch Gruden’s interview with Murray.

    He is finishing up his Master’s at UGA. He lived in the film room. Comes out of a Pro Style offense. Injuries killed UGA last year with both stud running backs going down, only one returning and playing hurt.

    Very accurate. Very smart and very tough. Broke his ankle his Senior Year in High School during the season. Came back by the playoffs and led his team to a State Championship.

    Character kid. After the heartbreaking Auburn loss, he was back at UGA working with challenged kids the next morning, taking them through the facilities, getting them excited, the whole deal.

    Class act, natural leader. Will be missed at Georgia.

    Congratulations with Andy Reid as his coach, I really believe you have a shot at seeing the next Drew Breeze develop over the next few years.

  4. Chiefs have put together a nice draft. Aaron Murray can rehab for a year and learn behind Alex Smith. He would’ve been a smart pick for Detroit, raising their draft grade from a C- to a C+.

  5. Alex Smith is 30 and has a lot left in the tank. Don’t see Murray starting next season.

  6. too bad draft sites killing KC for their draft. shame, because they took care of just about every issue they could have other than WR, even that they got mamba to replace dexter mccluster. so its funny to see them listed as a loser. they got beat 45-44 in the playoffs and added defense, what the heck is shocking about that?

  7. What a great opportunity for Aaron to learn from Alex Smith, who is a true leader and can help guide Aaron both on & off the field. I know SF wishes they still had someone to keep their star QB out of trouble.

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