High-profile programs across the country are hosting their annual pro days, but no event of this nature is as notable as Wednesday’s showcase in Norman. Above all, scouts, front office executives and media alike will be in town to check out form Oklahoma Sooners QB Kyler Murray, who didn’t participate in any of the on-field testing at the NFL Combine. It’s easy to see why it was a shrewd move on the part of the Heisman Trophy winner, as all eyes will be on him as he throws,
runs (nope) and shows the decision-makers everything they want to see — and in a comfortable environment, to boot.
When: March 13, 9 a.m. CT
TV: NFL Network, ESPN2 (extensive coverage will begin in the afternoon)
Per ESPN, the network's expanding the 11 am (CT) edition of SportsCenter (ESPN2) to three hours to include coverage of Kyler Murray’s pro day. #Sooners— Tyler Palmateer (@Tpalmateer83) March 12, 2019
Live Stream: SoonerSports.TV (free webcast, this is your best bet for full coverage)
Live Results: SoonerSports.com
RB Rodney Anderson (off-field only)
DL Amani Bledsoe
LB Curtis Bolton
WR Marquise Brown (off-field only)
OT Bobby Evans
OT/OG Cody Ford
FB Carson Meier
QB Kyler Murray
OG Ben Powers
OG Dru Samia
K/P Austin Seibert
RB Marcelias Sutton (off-field only)
WR Myles Tease
Good for the brand - Over 100 media credentials have been issued for the event, which is a record for the program. The contingent is obviously there to see Murray, but this serves as an incredible opportunity to showcase the program and its facilities. From an exposure standpoint, OU is the envy of the college football world right now. ESPN isn’t in Tuscaloosa to see Alabama’s players, so suck it, Nick Saban! (Editor’s Note: Just kidding, Nick. You are a legend who accomplishes more in a day’s work than most do in a lifetime. I should really be directing this at Dabo. That guy just rubs me the wrong way. Why is he always so happy? Maybe I’m just jealous of people whose worldview is less cynical than my own. Anyway, talk to you soon) Also, the fact that this event is stealing part of the spotlight from the NFL free agency circus is incredibly impressive.
I'll be out at @OU_Football Pro Day tomorrow. 100+ media credentials will be issued and every NFL team will be represented, many with large entourages. Players running will do so on a fast track inside OU's new state of art facility. Passing takes place in OU field house.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 12, 2019
Kyler Murray - He’s the man of the hour, and he’ll reportedly be running, throwing, weighing in and getting measured. The scouts have anxiously awaited the opportunity to watch him throw,
but I’m personally looking forward to his 40-yard dash more than anything else. We’ll never get to see him compete against Marquise Brown in the event, and that’s just a tragedy. However, the anticipation of being able to put a number on that speed is just killing me. I’ll go with... 4.38. UPDATE: He didn’t run. Additionally, Murray will go in front of the sizable national media contingent once again. He’s a very reserved kid, but his attitude and demeanor are sometimes interpreted as dismissive (often unfairly). For what it’s worth, he mostly did fine during his availability in Indianapolis, so I’m interested to see if he improves on that. Most guys with similar personalities get better at this kind of thing with practice, and I’m sure that’ll be the case for him.
What will be Kyler Murray's 40-yard dash time at his pro day?— OddsShark (@OddsShark) March 12, 2019
OVER 4.4 seconds -120
UNDER 4.4 seconds -120 pic.twitter.com/s07NlD3E7u
Offensive linemen - These guys, particularly Cody Ford, got plenty of attention in Indy, but this serves as another opportunity for four of the five members of the Joe Moore Award-winning line to make a good impression. Ford’s status as a first-round pick in the NFL Draft (whether it’s at tackle or guard) seems safe regardless, but I’m sure he’d like to put up a better number on the bench. His agent blamed his 19-rep performance on shoulder tightness, so I’m curious about the number he’s capable of putting up.
What will be Kyler Murray’s 40 time?
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How many bench reps will Cody Ford record?
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19 or fewer
30 or more