当凯勒·默里在4月份起草的 – 有一个很好的机会，将在第一轮早发生后，他宣告了他的足球周一承诺- 他会不像他之前的任何其他NFL选秀权。
穆雷是短暂的，至少对于NFL四分卫。 You’re going to hear a lot about this over the next two months.俄克拉荷马大学助理AD /战略沟通的迈克·霍克有最权威的词在穆雷的身高，当他说的OU强度的工作人员在5英尺9英寸和7/8英寸测量穆雷。 Let’s just say he’s 5-10, for brevity.
有几乎没有在超级碗时代四分卫5-10或短，外道格·弗拉蒂的历史。 Many teams have size preferences, or requirements, at each position. The New York Giants do, and a story this week bySNY的拉尔夫Vacchiano说这就是为什么巨人可能不会有兴趣在穆雷。 A team source told Vacchiano that Murray is “probably a little too small” for the Giants and they will likely stick to their size guidelines at quarterback. Vacchiano said the Giants haven’t had a quarterback under 6-foot tall since 1966.
社会化媒体有一点在巨人牺牲一笑道，但他们可能不会是唯一一支约在NFL 5-10四分卫的生存奇迹。 The NFL is changing when it comes to offenses and its creativity with the quarterback position, and Murray is the one who will really push the league out of its comfort zone.
The NFL generally isn’t very good at wrapping its head around something it hasn’t seen before, and for practical purposes it has never seen a quarterback of Murray’s height succeed (he isn’t the stockiest quarterback either, at a listed 195 pounds).
有Flutie，谁喜欢穆雷是一个海斯曼杯冠军和5-10。 He’s one of three quarterbacks 5-10 or shorter in NFL history with a minimum of 700 passes in the NFL,根据职业橄榄球参考。 The other two, Eddie LeBaron and Frankie Albert, retired before the first Super Bowl. Flutie is the only quarterback 5-10 or shorter to start a game in the Super Bowl era, according to Pro Football Reference.
花了Flutie很长的时间来获得机会。 He was drafted in the 11th round by the Rams, started his career with the USFL’s New Jersey Generals and the first time he started 10 games in an NFL season was 1998. He was 36 years old, and 14 years removed from winning a Heisman Trophy at Boston College. He did make a Pro Bowl that season for the Buffalo Bills. Overall Flutie was just OK as an NFL quarterback, with 86 touchdowns and 68 interceptions and a 76.3 passer rating. That wasn’t all his fault, considering he was in the USFL and Canadian Football League for a lot of his prime, but his career isn’t proof that Murray can overcome his height challenges.
因此，如果对巨人的报告是真实的，它有点理解的。 There’s no precedent for Murray, and he’s going to cost a valuable pick. That’s scary in a league that has no patience for decision-makers, especially those who make out-of-the-box decisions.
NFL的缓慢许多，许多地区改变，但你可以看到球队是一个小更开放的态度有关四分卫。 Baker Mayfield was the first overall pick, and the first quarterback under 6-foot-1 to be drafted first overall since Michael Vick in 2001. Russell Wilson slipped to the third round due to his height, something you’d assume wouldn’t happen anymore. Drew Brees is 6-foot tall, and he’s done just fine.
穆雷是一个梦幻般的足球运动员。 He showed that at Oklahoma last season. He is a great passer and an excellent runner, something the NFL is putting more emphasis on with read-option plays becoming more standard.
现在，穆雷的转变。 There will be other questions about him, most notably what to make of his commitment level due to the baseball career he said he’s leaving behind. His awkward interview with Dan Patrick during Super Bowl week, when他给帕特里克沉默治疗明显棒球/足球问题他知道来了，会讲到过。 But his talent is obvious.
当威尔逊下滑选秀路太远了NFL已经从七年前改变。 Baker Mayfield wouldn’t have gone first overall a few years ago. He did in 2018, and he had a record-setting rookie season. But there will be plenty of discussions about Murray’s size.
难道一个团队希望被记住作为一个传递一个特殊的人才，因为他们解析5-10是否太短了，但6-1是OK？ Or will whoever drafts Murray with a high pick look back and regret taking a 5-10 quarterback when there was literally no NFL history of success with a player like that?
穆雷并没有说他是否会被打与奥克兰运动家棒球或追逐一个梦想NFL直到星期一。 His commitment to the NFL on Monday signaled something else: The 2019 NFL draft has its most interesting player.
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