Pro: He’s a dual-threat
Kyler Murray isn’t getting Michael Vick comparisons just because. When he runs his 40-yard-dash at the Oklahoma Pro-Day, he is expected to have one of the fastest times for a quarterback since Vick roamed the gridiron.
Murray isn’t just a fast quarterback though. He’s an excellent runner that knows how to evade a tackle and blow past a defense. While the running quarterback thing can be viewed as a gimmick for some in the NFL, teams will have to respect a quarterback that can run past them and throw to any part of the field.
While Murray will have to deal with faster defenses in the NFL, teams will be forced to put a spy on him to contain him. Making defenses to drop another person could be another matchup advantage that Murray can exploit.
If NFL defenses decide not to make an effort to contain Murray (they won’t do that), they better be fine playing a guy that rushed for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns on 140 attempts in his final year of college football.