The most anticipated pro day of the 2019 draft season was held Wednesday in Norman, where Oklahoma standout and Heisman winner Kyler Murray stepped back into the spotlight after a few wild days of NFL free agency.
Murray, who only participated in weigh-in and team interviews at the scouting combine three weeks ago, threw (read more from PFW draft expert Greg Gabriel on Murray's throwing session here) but didn't run the 40-yard dash. That could be at least a minor red flag for clubs after the explosive dual threat packed on close to 20 pounds for his much-ballyhooed measurement in Indy, coming in at a shade over 5-foot-10 and 207 pounds. Then again, Lamar Jackson didn't run last year and was clearly no worse for the wear.
Murray's weight was down to 205 Wednesday, but his height wasn't measured, which we're sure the conspiracy theorists aren't freaking about at all.
It's at least notable that Arizona Cardinals brass, including HC Kliff Kingsbury, GM Steve Keim and owner Michael Bidwill, reportedly weren't in attendance Wednesday. Neither were Raiders HC Jon Gruden and GM Mike Mayock.
We wouldn't read too much into that — after all, John Dorsey skipping the event last year clearly didn't affect his Browns taking Baker Mayfield first overall — but it's worth mentioning with the Cardinals obviously wielding the No. 1 overall pick and so many indicating after the combine that they were likely to use it on the most polarizing player in the draft. If they don't and no team trades up for Murray or fellow potential QB1 Dwayne Haskins, the Raiders, at No. 4, would be the next club at least possibly entertaining drafting Murray.
Of course, Murray was hardly the only premium-round draft prospect strutting his stuff in front of the league Wednesday. Potential first-round pick Cody Ford ran an impressive 4.84-second 20-yard shuttle and did 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Linemate Bobby Evans, Gabriel's No. 3-rated tackle, ran a 4.73-second short shuttle and completed the three-cone drill in 8.03 seconds.