NFL Draft Profiles: Quarterbacks The Chiefs May Want Target

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Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback

Aaron Murray

(11) reacts as he throws the ball against the Florida Gators during the second half at EverBank Field. Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Florida Gators 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 208 COLLEGE: Georgia

Did not participate in the NFL Combine due to a torn ACL.

CAREER STATS: 121 TD, 41 INT, 62.3%, 13,166 yards in 1,478 attempts over 52 games

Aaron Murray is one of the all-time leading passers in SEC history, which is impressive given the quality of the conference. Tony Dungy asserted Murray would have been one of the top quarterbacks selected in the draft had it not been for his knee injury. With his stock dropped to the fourth or fifth round, Murray could be a steal for the Chiefs.

Here is what Rob Rang had to say about Murray.

"As one might expect given his playing time, Murray does many of the little things well. He has a quick set-up and delivery. He throws a tight spiral and is creative in the pocket, showing the ability to slide and re-set, as well as deliver passes from a variety of arm slots. He throws deep passes with velocity and good trajectory and can attack down the seam with excellent touch, as well. He’s starred in a pro-style offense for four seasons against elite competition and showed the mettle under fire as a senior to handle the leadership duties expected of a franchise field general."

There are some concerns about Murray’s height and durability, which has led some to suggest he will be a backup in the NFL. However, Murray does receive some comparisons to Andy Dalton, who has been a successful starter for the Cincinnati Bengals. Dalton may not be the long-term solution for the Chiefs, but he could be a valuable backup who turns in to a few draft picks in a trade in two or three seasons.