With Green dazzling the NFL as a rookie for the Cincinnati Bengals this past season, however, Murray took on even more of the responsibility for the Bulldogs' offense and he responded with another record-breaking campaign, shattering the school mark for most passing touchdowns (35) and earning the respect of conference coaches (voted Second Team All-SEC).
While his touchdowns jumped up in 2011 so too did his interceptions (14) and many of these came when Murray was simply too aggressive with the football. Murray has a strong arm and he's quite confident in his ability to fit the ball into tight windows. Too often he'll challenge the defense with longer, more difficult throws when he has open receivers on shorter routes.
He's clean mechanically, typically setting up and delivering the ball quickly with an efficient, over the top release. He'll be challenged this season with the loss of both starting tackles (each of whom were selected in April's draft), as well as his center (also drafted in April) but has shown the courage, vision and mobility necessary to buy time in the pocket or scramble effectively.
Murray joins Arkansas' Tyler Wilson, Tennessee's Tyler Bray and LSU's Zach Mettenberger as must-see SEC quarterback prospects for scouts to watch this fall.