Most players have not ye declared for the 2013 NFL Draft, aside from the obvious seniors, yet that never ends the debate and speculation as to which players deserve to be first round draft picks. Former NFL Super Bowl winning head coach Tony Dungy already has gone on the record by stating that if the Kansas City Chiefs wind up getting the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, they should draft Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray.
When asked on Twitter what the Chiefs should do if they finish the 2012 NFL season with the worst record and get the first pick in April’s draft, Dungy said he would take Georgia QB Aaron Mauuray, “if he comes out.”
Still, does that mean that Dungy knows something that we do not, as Murray has not yet declared himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft? According to Murray, no decision has been made in terms of whether or not he will forego his senior season with the Bulldogs to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
“I’ve had everyone ask me about that,” Murray said Tuesday afternoon before the Bulldogs’ practice, according to the AJC. “I’m like, ‘I don’t know.’ I’m not worried about that until after the season and then I’ll sit down with my family and make the best decision for myself and my future. I’m having too much fun right now. This season has been awesome. We still have so much ahead of us and so much excitement that I really don’t even have time to think about anything else. I’m just living in the moment.”
The timing is not great for Murray to have to be worried about whether or not he will return to Georgia next season, as his Bulldogs still have two huge games on tap this year. Georgia will take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Thanksgiving Weekend in their traditional battle for The Governor’s Cup, followed by a huge SEC Championship showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide the following weekend. Win both, and the Bulldogs could wind up playing for the BCS Championship.
I’m sure people are reading too much into this, as Dungy may not have any more insight or inside information than anyone else. Still, it is strange that he did not mention USC Trojans QB Matt Barkley, who has been the consensus No. 1 pick for the entire season and, although USC has had a down season in 2012, not much has changed. Barkley is still viewed as the top NFL quarterback prospect heading into next year’s draft.
Still, you can never underestimate comments from a man such as Dungy. While Murray may very well come back for his senior season at Georgia to win a championship – unless, of course they win one this year – the Bulldogs signal caller may have already made up his mind.
And Dungy may very well already know of his decision.
After all, it is Dungy’s son, Eric, who played with Murray in high school in Tampa.
I’m just saying.