"If I played quarterback I would play football", Clark said.
Well, this season at Oklahoma, Kyler Murray had an even better season than Mayfield did a year ago - in the same offense and with largely the same personnel. The team gave Murray a $4.6 million signing bonus, allowed him to play one more season at Oklahoma - where he took the starting role after Baker Mayfield's departure - and wants him at spring training next month.
Dane Brugler of The Athletic updated his Mock Draft 2.0 after Monday's news that Murray would declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft, and still has Miami selecting Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell at No. 13. It has been an uncertain rumor wether or not Murray would declare due to his possible career in baseball, but he has made a decision to keep his options open and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Where exactly he'll be drafted remains to be seen. Oakland A's position players report to spring training on February 18, so the A's have until then to try to win over Murray.
He won the Heisman Trophy, awarded to the best college football player in America. And the problem and the drawback with him in football and the reason people are questioning his ability there - Kyler Murray's only five-foot-nine.
Then, in college, he originally committed to play for Texas A&M. Even if (barring an injury) Murray does flame out in football, he can still make a career switch to baseball at the young age of 25 or 26. One CAC evaluator told me that Murray likely received a first- or second-round grade from the panel, but he was not assigned to Murray's specific evaluation and could not say for certain.
The head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Kliff Kingsbury, who has the luxury of the first pick in April, will probably be rubbing his hands in glee.
Depending on how Kingsbury or other National Football League teams eyeing Murray do their homework, there seems to be pros and cons in taking him in the first round. From watching his tape, he appears to be a much smaller Michael Vick, and that has to be exciting for National Football League teams - many of which desperately need an upgrade at quarterback.
As outstanding a football prospect as Murray is, baseball runs through his veins just as much as pigskin does.