As college players begin to make themselves eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft, some of the top athletes around the nation will be making some difficult decisions.
One of the most intriguing positions in this year’s NFL Draft class is the quarterback position. A lot of top signal-callers from across the nation have one year of eligibility left. The underclassmen quarterbacks are among the best in the nation and they could add some incredible depth the the 2013 quarterback class.
Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray is among the quarterbacks that can declare for the 2013 NFL Draft and he has made it clear that he is still unsure whether or not he will decide to go pro.
“I don’t know,” Murray told the Macon Telegraph. “I’m not thinking about that. I mean I’ve had friends and everyone ask me. I’m like, I don’t know, I’m not worrying about that until after the season, and then I’ll sit down with my family and make the best decision for myself and for my future.”
Murray is a three-year starter at the University of Georgia and h has a close tie to former NFL head coach Tony Dungy. Dungy has been among Murray’s biggest supporters and has known the young man since his days in high school where he was a teammate with Dungy’s son, Eric.
“Coach Dungy’s a great guy, I know him, I played with his son Eric,” Murray said. “So he shoots me a text every now and then, saying, ‘Great season so far, good luck,’ things like that. Just an unbelievable guy, a good coach. That was definitely cool to hear.”
One of the big knocks on Murray is his height. The Bulldogs quarterback is listed at 6-foot-1, but the success in the NFL from shorter signal-callers has given Murray some confidence that he will be able to make the same impact at the next level.
Who is one of the quarterbacks that Murray draws inspiration from?
“Oh yeah him, Drew Brees. Short quarterbacks doing well, I love it,” Murray said. “It definitely helps out that when everyone perceives short quarterbacks can’t do well in the NFL and [Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is] pretty darn short and he’s doing extremely, extremely well for Seattle.”
There is no question that Murray has the talent to develop into a solid quarterback at the next level, but returning to school and gaining the extra experience would benefit him most in the long run — especially getting the experience against the fierce SEC defenses.