Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray may have convinced the Cleveland Brown in a private work out in Athens, Ga. Sunday to draft him in the annual selection meeting May 8-10.
Murray visited the Browns Tuesday and Wednesday.
He was among about a dozen quarterbacks that came to town last week, including Johnny Manziel, Tom Savage, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo and Connor Shaw.
Murray speedily recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament last November that somehow restored his ability and stock and is now projected as a mid-round pick.
The most he then could hope for after the injury was that some team would take a chance on him and then redshirt him his rookie year.
Last week, he dazzled pro scouts and coaches at his Georgia pro, completing 47 of 54 attempts, and displaying his pre-op mobility.
“I’m really excited to show them what I can do,” Murray told cleveland.com.” Running around, there’s no worries about my leg. I’m full-go and feeling great.”
Quarterbacks coach Terry Shea, who ran Murray’s Pro Day and also helped Griffin, Sam Bradford and former Georgia Bulldog Matt Stafford prepare for their drafts, thinks Murray most closely compares to Stafford, the Lions’ starting quarterback.
Shea noted that while Stafford had such a quick arm, Murray can lead teams on drives, might even be more advanced because he’s had four years of SEC football and has that high quarterback IQ.
Like Manziel, Murray is somewhat height challenged heading into this draft being just 6 1/2′, 207, a shade taller than Manziel, who came in at 5-11 3/4.