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2013 NFL Draft: Aaron Murray says he's likely a '2nd- or 3rd-round' pick

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Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray told ESPN that NFL scouts graded him as a likely second- or third-round pick.

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After a strong junior campaign that finished with a 45-31 New Year's Day victory over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has a big decision to make about his future. Murray stopped by the ESPN set prior to Wednesday's Sugar Bowl and discussed his impending decision and the NFL draft grade he received from pro scouts (via Dog Bytes Online):

"It came back pretty good," he said with a smile. "Second or third round, so hey, you know, we'll see. I don't know. I love Georgia. Great fan base. Love my teammates, love the coaches. Everybody's back on offense besides TK and Marlon (receivers Tavarres King and Marlon Brown). There's tons of pros and cons. I've got to write them out, talk to my parents about it and then go from there."

Marc Weiszer of Dog Bytes Online explains that Murray's comments likely mean that scouts told him that he has the potential to be drafted as high as the second round or as low as the third round. The quarterback has until Jan. 15 to declare for the draft.

Murray completed 18 of 33 passes for 427 yards with a school bowl record five touchdowns and two interceptions in the win over Nebraska. He was named MVP and the victory marked the quarterback's first bowl win at Georgia. For the season, Murray finished with 3,893 yards, 36 touchdowns and 10 picks.

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