Kyler Murray says he picked football over baseball because he loves it
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott came into the NFL in 2016 with questions and doubts as a fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State.
And while Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is a former five-star recruit who won the 2018 Heisman Trophy and is slated to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 NFL Draft, he has a kindred spirit in Prescott because of concerns about his size.
In a video shared by Oklahoma Football’s Twitter account, Prescott offered an uplifting message to Murray heading into Thursday’s draft.
”What’s up Kyler, it’s Dak,” Prescott said in the video. “Trust me, I know what it’s like to be doubted. Remember though, doubt is a gift. It takes you to the next level. So what if they doubt you? They doubted me too.”
Prescott is 32-16 as a starter over the last three years and has led the Cowboys to two NFC East titles and a playoff win. He is in active negotiations on a long-term contract extension that could pay him between $27-30 million annually.
Not bad for a former 135th overall pick.