Arizona Cardinals: Evaluating the pros and cons of Kyler Murray
Pro: Arm talent
Kyler Murray is compared to a mini Patrick Mahomes for a reason. Despite being five inches shorter, his game is very similar due to the Chiefs’ gunslinger in the sense that he has an arm to make the most difficult of throws look effortless.
It doesn’t matter if the throw is 60 yards down the field, or if he’s on the run evading pressure or even throwing off his back foot, Murray has the arm talent to push the ball down the field at a blazing pace with accuracy.
He can throw the ball with touch, or throw it on a rope down the middle seam of the field. Even better, Murray can throw his receivers open, no matter how well covered they are. Per Pro Football Focus, he ranks second in the 2019 quarterback class in adjusted completion percentage with 78.9%, and ranks seventh in both average depth of target and deep pass completion percentage, with 12.0 and 51.9%, respectively.
Kyler Murray can run, we all know that, but his arm is a big reason why he’s climbing up draft boards.
I mean, can many quarterbacks make that pass? Not only does he throw it on the run, but he also throws it into tight coverage in a perfect manner. It doesn’t matter what type of base Murray has set himself with or where he throws from and to. He will make that pass.