Posted: 6:00 am Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray throws during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray throws during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is set to leave for Phoenix today to start the final month of his preparations before Georgia’s Pro Day on April 16.

“He will work with quarterback coach Terry Shea,” said Pat Dye, Jr., Murray’s Atlanta-based agent. “We think the first week he’s there he’s going to be working with RGIII (Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III).”

Here’s the Sunday story on Murray skipping spring break to work on his craft.

Murray tore his ACL against Kentucky on Senior Night and had surgery the following Tuesday.

“He’s been training in Pensacola with the Athletes’ Performance, but they also have the Andrews Institute down there with Dr. (Robert) Andrews,” Dye said. “We just thought the combination of the performance training and medical attention that he would get down there would be tough to match.”

After the Phoenix trip, Murray’s schedule is packed.

“He’s going to be training out there for about 10 days and then he’ll come back to Pensacola and train for a little bit,” Dye said. “Then he’ll do the (Jon) Gruden Camp, the 5th and 6th of April on ESPN. Then he’ll go from there back to Athens to start really polishing up. He’ll start throwing with his wide receivers, tight ends and running backs at Georgia. He’ll be working with his Georgia teammates and really start honing his Pro Day workout.”

Here are the 12 teams that have shown the most interest in Murray: Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Arizona, Minnesota, New Orleans, St. Louis, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas, Oakland, Tennessee and Kansas City.

He won over a lot of teams by attending the Senior Bowl and the scouting combine.

“There’s just a real positive buzz about Aaron with the teams,” Dye said. “He’s well ahead of schedule and he should be fine to start training camp or at some point during training camp. Whether if that’s the first day or two weeks into it. Aaron swears he’ll be ready by training camp, a full go.”

Murray met with teams at the Senior Bowl and at the combine.

“He’s very smart and has great football intelligence,” Dye said. “(He’s a) leader. He’s a very, very tough kid. When you watch the way that he got whacked around in the 2010 Auburn game by Nick Fairley, on what some wished were personal foul penalties, a lot of people don’t know that he had to get his chin stitched up during that game. He played, but from the second series on he apparently had a cracked sternum.

“Just getting to know Aaron, he has a passion for football. There’s such a positive energy about him. It’s really infectious and I think teams pick up on that when they are around him.”

The Falcons and the Jaguars’ coaching staffs worked the Senior Bowl. Murray was slated to play on the South team, but accepted his invitation anyway.

“I think it was a brilliant strategy for us to — Aaron and I kind of talked about it — go down and participate in the Senior Bowl just as if he was playing,” Dye said. “To take the time to go down there, go to the meetings, go to the quarterback position meetings, sit there and listen to NFL coaching and stand there behind the huddle and watch every day, he kind of immersed himself in NFL coaching and NFL culture.

“I think he impressed a lot of teams because he took the time to go down there for three days. That really, really resonated with people that he was so proactive about that and had such a sense of urgency about that.”

While Murray rewrote the record books at Georgia and in the SEC, there is the knee injury and the fact that he’s a half inch under 6-1. Most project that he’ll go in the third round or possibly as early as the late second round.

“In an ideal world, he’s not coming off an ACL,” Dye said. “In an ideal world, he’s 6-foot-4. But he’s not. We’ll just make the best of that. His height and his ACL are a little bit of a detriment to his draft status, but, all in all, I don’t expect much of draft fallout from the ACL. I just think there is a positive bounce from his production, performance and his intangibles. I think ultimately, he’ll end up going about where he would have gone had he not got hurt.”

Murray should be ready to participate in his field drills on Georgia’s Pro Day.

“We don’t see any point in trying to run a 40 (yard dash), short shuttles, or jumping and all of that stuff,” Dye said. “He’s just starting to incorporate throwing the football. He’s been throwing for a while, but he’s just kind of starting to do his drops and really starting to incorporate all of the different throws and drops into his workout regimen.”

84 comments
greenedefense
greenedefense

Good Luck to you AM. In my opinion, your the best QB UGA has ever had.

96JB
96JB

4th round, possible 3 rd Qb somewhere or practice squad. Good guy to have around for SEC experience from a pro offense, smarts, attitude and work ethic. Worth the draft.

Jetiredo
Jetiredo

Aaron Murray is Tony Romo Jr.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Best wishes Aaron......Damn Good Dawg!!

RugbyDawg
RugbyDawg

Reading the comments thread of this article is like watching a monkey hump a football. My IQ just dropped about twenty points. Good thing I'm not one of the guys from Nawlin's, if I was I'd be in depends and playing with my own feces. You Saints fans really need to lay off the hurricanes and read a book every once in a while. It doesn't take too much brainpower to shoot squirrels and look at a 300lb drunk woman's boobs all day long. "Go grab some more beads Ricky! Crystal's comin' back fer round too!"

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@delusional dog, aka "the buckeye"...you're so jealous of someone like Murray...guarantee that young man will be a success at whatever he chooses to do..."holding a clipboard" trumps trolling on college football blogs hating...morons like you really need help...I hope Murray does well, I'm not going to sit here and say he will succeed in the pro's, I'll leave that to all the "experts" on here...if he doesn't, it won't be because of laziness, ignorance, toughness or any of the many maladies that befall some of the gifted players trying to achieve their dream...Aaron Murray is a credit to the University of Georgia, a fine, giving person and one tough SOB...good luck in whatever you decide to pursue...go dogs

tyger
tyger

Falcons Easy Button 3.0 - post-Combine


6. Greg Robinson, OL, Auburn...if not, trade down for Lewan/Barr...

38. Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame - uber-talented, playmaker on edge 

70. Austin Serefin-Jenkins, TE, UW - tall, NW hands guy

102. Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson - big, strong Clowney stopper

134. Seantrell Henderson, OT, Miami - prototype #1 recruit USA

135. Keith McGill, S/CB, Utah - Tall, long, fast w range, ball skills

166. Joseph Thomas, ILB, SC State - MEAC DPOY

198. Dexter Moody, S, UGA/Albany St. - SIAC DPOY

223. Shontez Nelson, DL, St. Aug.'s - DII AA, see Robert Mathis

227. AC Leonard, TE, Tenn. St. - NFL Combine Top Performer

233. Thomas Wolfe III, CB, FVSU - tall, fast, prototype, #2 DII in Int.'s


www.hbcuclassics.com



Analysis: based on 1-5 draft prediction:


1. Clowney

2. Robinson

3. Mack

4. Matthews

5. Watkins

6. Too high for Lewan/Barr...move down


Manziel, Bartles, Bridgewater fall out Top Ten, perhaps 1st rd.


MrsJohnson
MrsJohnson

PRAYERFULLY..Aarron will PRAY A SINCERE PRAYER before making his choice. He's very talented and wanted by several teams. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AARON & GOD BLESS!!!

Esquire
Esquire

.......there will always be somebody who will respond to the trolls.  Really ticked Seen off when I went to NOLA years ago and stole his identity, just wanted to dish out a little of his own crap.   But he also uses aliases to respond to himself if nobody else does.  The reason he puts so much effort into bashing the Falcons is because he is afraid.  Be very afraid.


WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!

Esquire
Esquire

New Orleans looking at Murray....doesn't surprise me at all.  Brees is in a downward spiral        .....mark it down, watch his numbers tumble this year.


But it would kill me to see Murray with that sissy Lily on his cap.

BCB
BCB

Murray is a class act and he will have a bright NFL future.

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

I predict the most action Clipboard will see in with the LA Kiss. 

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

whoever gets murray (my sources say denver) will have a top 5 qb within 3 years and probly a super bowl ring to. thats how good he will be and you haters will look stupid hes already broke all payton mannings records how much more do you need to see?

pompano
pompano

I've not seen Murray in the third round (or higher) in any Mock draft published to-date.  Not sure where D-Led gets the 3rd/possibly late 2nd Round draft grade.

Furrdaddy
Furrdaddy

@HarveyPuke

I don't believe that my comment was directed to you d-bag.

UGA85'

GATA!

Savdon
Savdon

I can see Murray end up being "Russell Wilson-ish" down the road.

ElemennoP
ElemennoP

@Jetiredo


You mean a multimillionaire who plays a professional sport?  A guy who does something most couch potatoes only dream of being talented enough to do? Awesome!

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@Rick_James

I was replying to MoistDawg - You obviously haven't read some of his "predictions".

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dewnsav Ditto, I couldnt agree more about AM. Class guy, if he made it big in the NFL i would be one of his biggest fans! Just dont see it happening, but thats why they have the damn draft.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

@Esquire

Nawh Esquirrel, I don't use other posting names to respond to myself.  That's your milieu.  

You forgot to mention how "ticked off" you got when I had you banned from NOLNA.com; Ha, ha, ha, ha!  

Who's afraid  of  4 - 12?  

GEAUX SAINTS!!!

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

@Esquire

Same thing you said about Brees last year, and the year before....yet he still out performed your QB, imagine that.  Maybe it's  the falcan'ts who need to replace their starting mediocre QB with another mediocre QB.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@MoistDawg Moist....why not get a job so you will have something to do instead of "stalking" young muscular athletes. Or is that the reason you are "moist"? Either way, you are an idiot.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@MoistDawg

I seem to recall Denver drafting an SEC QB in the first round - whatever happened to that guy?

Hemmorid_Sufferer_2
Hemmorid_Sufferer_2

@pompano  He's sucking up to the typical delusional UGA fan. 


Not all UGA fans are delusional, just the ones that post here. 

trailerparkted
trailerparkted

I'm thinking more like "David Green-ish" in two years.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@gtcaryd @Dewnsav  gtc, nice to see fans of other teams use/show a little objectivity, not just spew hate and BS like so many others...earn a lot more cred that way...we got 'em too, no matter the situation, they stay in the same lane...trolls raking on him about big game shortfalls, truth is Murray spent his career behind shaky lines, hammered many times, and had sorry D's to cover for...again, hope he makes it...go dogs

Whiznot
Whiznot

@SlawDawg @MoistDawgMoistDawg. Could be an idiot. Could be a troll. Could be insane. I'm thinking why not all three?

zuzu331
zuzu331

@PaulinNH @MoistDawg He is counting his money (which he hasnt already blown through),has a smokin' hot girlfriend,hasnt committed any idiotic crimes and isn't sitting around crying how he was 'done wrong'...He is a genuinely good person who would give you the last dollar out of his pocket If you needed it. Why the out of left field venom toward him?

Classof98
Classof98

@Hemmorid_Sufferer_2 And when Murray gets drafted in the third round, you'll be back here under a different screen name telling everyone how terrible Hutson Mason is.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

You just described yourself. You throw around terms: "everybody," "nonsensical" (is just "nonsense"), and that purely idiot comment about "civil debate." The only three commentators on the AJC blogs without any ability for holding a "civil online debate" are yourself, BugKiller, and that straight mental case TrueFalconsFan. I don't include that sociopath James Cammer, he's fishing in special waters! Sadly, you're not far behind. And gravy training on other people's post is a sign of blogging childishness to no end, it is what you do infinitely! "Two of you?" Again, what is wrong with you? 

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 What? You use the slang of mall kids,'Dude' and always just come back with the nonsensical foolishness of a child. No civil debate,no points of logic to consider,You and your blog bully buddy are really just kids in your mom's basement google searching ridiculously obscure sports trivia,and online trolling,arent you? Something is seriously off with how you pedantically argue with everyone. The two of you ganging up on people on here is just a little too much like a couple of mean little girls picking on people...'Dude.'

zuzu331
zuzu331

@PaulinNH @zuzu331  ' whatever happened to that guy?' Tim Tebow will do just fine,thanks for asking. Why not ask what happened to JaMarcus Russell?

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@zuzu331 @PaulinNH @MoistDawg  @zuzu, many critics are there because he is a Christian...bottom line, Denver took a chance and whiffed...kinda like Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch, Vince Young, etc ...go dogs

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

I asked you if Touchdown Jesus (Tim Tebow had "coin?" Oh, I forgot, you can only do one thing at a time in Romper Room! 

You borderline narcissist, a self-proclaimed follower of Christ is sitting around "counting his money," with "his smokin' hot girlfriend," but is going to give "his last dollar?" Well, Saul on the Road to Damascus better move on over, Saint Tim has been beautified by you! Sad thing is, you don't see the hypocrisy in what you wrote attributed to Tebow! Wow, that takes some doing! 

I like Tebow, he's just not a full-time NFL QB!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331Since I was referring to Tim Tebow you have once again demonstrated that you are truly king of the trolls.Go look up some minor league hockey trivia from the early 50s to mystify us all with,you fish eyed fool.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

You're as slow as maple sap! Was that before or after he (Quincy Carter) threw that "Child Safety Seat" at her "smokin' hot" self?


Damn the Internet, myth busting tool!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

"Might" is a helluva word, try looking it up!

JSSN
JSSN

@PaulinNH @Delusionaldog  

If QUincy Carter would have stayed off the dope; he might have at least surpassed Aaron Brooks!

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