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Aaron Murray ready to throw for teams at Georgia's pro day

  • By Daniel Kim
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Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray's recovery from a torn ACL mostly has limited his pre-draft process to face-to-face interviews, but he'll be ready to showcase his arm for NFL teams April 16 at Georgia's pro day, his agent, Pat Dye Jr., told

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Murray took the practice field Saturday and threw passes to a handful of his former teammates at Georgia. According to, he wore a light brace on his left leg but showed little to no effects from his late-November knee surgery. Murray suffered the injury in the first half of Georgia's game against Kentucky on Nov. 23.

"His knee looks great, he's moving around really well, he's not favoring it at all," Dye Jr. said Saturday. "He not only will be able to give them a representative workout at pro day, but he'll be able to do all his drops and roll-outs. He's not going to run the 40 or do any of the timed drills. There's no point in that. But he's throwing the ball great."

Murray isn't in the discussion as a potential first-rounder, but he has drawn considerable interest from teams who could be looking to draft a quarterback with a second- or third-day pick. That list includes teams with top-10 picks -- such as the Texans, Rams, Jaguars and Vikings -- who have a need at quarterback but might go with another position in the first round.

Days after Murray was injured, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt said he thought Murray would be the steal of the draft if he fell into the middle rounds. A handful of experts have since expressed similar sentiments. NFL Meida's Brian Baldinger recently predicted Murray will have the best NFL career of any quarterback in the 2014 draft. Former Colts head coach Tony Dungy has also said he is a big fan of Murray, saying he believes Murray will be like Russell Wilson in the NFL.

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