Aaron Murray And The BucsJanuary 22nd, 2014
Joe gets this question a lot so he decided to run with it today. The question is, what does Joe think of Aaron Murray?
Joe thinks a lot of him. One of the best quarterbacks to put on the pads in the SEC, Murray a knee injury late in the 2013 Georgia season that really sucked for him. But it may be good news for some NFL team, specifically the Bucs.
In this NFL.com video, Murray, who played for Plant High School in Tampa, talks with NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah about his rehab on his knee following ACL surgery. Murray attended Senior Bowl practices this week but could not play. He hopes to be healthy enough to wing some passes around for scouts and front office types in mid-April.
Joe always liked Murray and was a bit surprised when Joe spoke to a man with deep knowledge of the draft last fall. The source told Joe that Murray was a third round pick. Mind you, this was before his injury.
At best, Murray likely would be a fourth round pick. His knee won’t be repaired for another few months and being damaged goods, few NFL general managers are going to stick their neck on the chopping block for a quarterback on the second day of the draft.
Joe is of the mind that Murray, on the third day of the draft, would be an excellent value pick for a team needing a quarterback to lift the franchise to loftier goals than last place in a quarterback-loaded division.