Aaron Murray and Georgia Bulldogs set for Pro Day


Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best quarterbacks in the history of the Georgia Bulldogs football program is set to take the next step toward playing in the National Football League, as Aaron Murray headlines a class of players who are participating in UGA’s Pro Day on Wednesday.

Murray is, quite obviously, the biggest name in the class, and he also doubles as the player most likely to go in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. The biggest knock on the 4-year starter is his lack of height (listed at just over 6-feet tall), but more importantly, scouts are trying to get a feel on how healthy Murray is after the infamous ACL tear that ended his senior season early. Mel Kiper Jr. currently lists Murray as the 10th-best quarterback in the class, and CBS Sports lists him as the 123rd overall player and the 8th-ranked quarterback.

In addition to Murray putting on a show with his arm (and the fact that he will reportedly sit out on the 40-yard dash), the other “big name” for the Georgia Bulldogs here is Arthur Lynch. The 6-foot-5 tight end is a top-150 player by virtually every NFL Draft site, and he has been listed as a top-5 tight end by various outlets throughout the process. If there is a player who could go in front of Murray, it is almost assuredly Lynch.

Following the “big two”, there isn’t a ton in the way of hype for this UGA draft class, but in total, there are 14 players participating on the day, including Garrison Smith (who racked up 6 sacks this season), Rantavious Wooten and Kenarious Gates. We won’t know where any of these players will land until the Draft kicks off in May, but in terms of importance, this is one of the bigger days on the Draft calendar.