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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Kyler Murray, Quarterback

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MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners is sacked by Christian Miller #47 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners is sacked by Christian Miller #47 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The obvious knock on Murray is his size. It is difficult to imagine him being able to withstand multiple big hits by NFL caliber defenders. Murray undeniably benefited from playing against mediocre Big 12 defenses. Height is also an issue when Murray is faced against defensive lineman who have a tendency to knock passes down. There is some concern about Murray having the option to return to baseball. If he fails at first in the NFL, it isn’t unrealistic to think he could consider a return to the diamond.

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