Wednesday afternoon, former record-setting Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray hit the field for his much-anticipated Pro Day, completing a long rehabilitation journey from when he tore his knee up toward the end of the college football season last year against Kentucky.
As for how he performed, well, he actually had one of the more impressive outings of the quarterbacks thus far. He was so good, in fact, that long-time NFL analyst Gil Brandt believes there’s a chance that Murray could be off the board in the second round come the NFL Draft next month:
Good pro day for Aaron Murray. If there’s an early run on QBs, could see him going in 2nd round. http://t.co/yIY1UzmsxQ
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 16, 2014
This is an amazing jump considering that Murray, despite being the SEC’s all-time leading passer, didn’t have nearly as much hype surrounding him coming into the workouts as the other top QB prospects did, plus there were the obvious questions surrounding the health of his knee.
But this is what these workouts are for. Murray threw 54 passes on Wednesday in front of scouts and the knee appeared to be in great shape, although he was wearing a brace on it.
If there is a mass exodus of quarterbacks early beginning on May 8, Murray going somewhere the very next day is more than plausible.