Kyler Murray commits to pursuing National Football League career and turns back on baseball

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That of course, has a lot to do with a pair of surprises -- Justin Herbert opting to remain at OR for his senior season and Kyler Murray made a decision to enter the NFL Draft despite already being a first-round draft pick in last year's MLB Draft. Now that he's firmly cemented himself as a football prospect who will attend the NFL Combine later this month, the attention shifts to Murray's potential NFL home.

Oakland will not receive a compensation pick even if Murray chooses another sport because the Heisman Trophy victor already signed his minor league deal, and compensation picks only go to teams unable to sign their first-round pick.

Now, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan, Murray will have to return a significant portion of his baseball signing bonus.

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Murray is not a carbon copy of Mayfield by any means, but like Mayfield, Murray has the "it" factor and understands how to operate an offense efficiently and has the wherewithal to go off-script when necessary and make big plays.

Murray added that he's already started an "extensive training program" to prepare for the upcoming National Football League scouting combine.

The 21-year-old college sports star, who won the 2018 Heisman Trophy, will easily recoup the money he gave up if he is selected in the first round, as many pundits expect. "I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove the National Football League decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this draft", Murray wrote.

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Arizona taking Murray first would be considered a reach. The Jaguars are in need of a signal caller and have been linked to Murray on the Dallas Morning News website and other publications. I don't have enough good things to say about him.

After moving up last spring and acquiring the No. 3 overall selection in last year's draft, the Jets took USC QB Sam Darnold.

Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders played both football and baseball, but Jackson was a running back and Sanders a cornerback. "Something like that is something that is part of our private discussions".

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