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- Apr 27, 2005
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You kind of nailed what I see. I see he has allot of tools, more than Lamar as far as accuracy. I am a bit worried about his height, but my biggest fears are a frail frame and lack of true pocket arm strength. I feel someone of the deep outs are just hard for him to throw and a frozen rope and could be much easier to pick with the pro corners.Despite Mayfield exceeding my own expectations of him, I think that offense does give players an advantage in terms of how accurate or strong ones arm is.
Murray has a number of highlight throws this season where he drops it right in a bucket. But he generally throws with far less mechanics and lower body than Mayfield did at his worst.
They're really not much the same in terms of throwing motion or set up in the pocket.
For Murray to be successful, I think you need to find someone who is willing to throw out the traditional sets. Really go full on Air Raid principles and spread it out.
Murray isn't going to sit back there and pick NFL defenses apart. He's going to be timing, rhythm, just motioning you to death while opening up some killer running lanes the way Vick used to do.
He can play in space and you can design an offense today for that, but that means you trust that frame to not get hurt and you throw away about 25% of a typical modern offense to replace it with more mis directions.
But the accuracy and foot speed outside the pocket is exciting and I for sure will tune in on Sundays to watch him, I just wouldn't pick him in the first if it was my butt on the line as GM because it such an iffy new offense with too many variables to make me comfortable.