The Buccaneers brass has spent a big portion of this off-season traveling the country to see the pro days of some of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft.
With the 7th overall selection, it is very possible that the Bucs might select a signal caller they feel will be the future of their franchise. Even if a quarterback is not selected with the 7th overall pick, it is still expected that the Bucs will come out of this year’s draft with at least one quarterback selected.
A popular name among Buccaneer fans has been former Georgia and Plant High School quarterback Aaron Murray.
Murray was a 4-year starter for the Bulldogs with his best season coming in 2012 when he threw for 3,893 yards, 36 touchdowns, and just 10 interceptions.
Murray was originally slated as a day 2 selection, but he tore his ACL on senior night against Kentucky late in the season which has had his draft stock fall.
“He’s been training in Pensacola with the Athletes’ Performance, but they also have the Andrews Institute down there with Dr. (Robert) Andrews,” said Pat Dye Jr., Murray’s agent through the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We just thought the combination of the performance training and medical attention that he would get down there would be tough to match.”
Murray’s next step is to workout in Phoenix with QB coach Terry Shea before Georgia’s pro day on April 16.
According to Dye through the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 12 teams have expressed the most interest in Murray: Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Arizona, Minnesota, New Orleans, St. Louis, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas, Oakland, Tennessee and Kansas City.
Of course, this could all just be a smokescreen!
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