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Murray makes it an unprecedented two years in a row a Sooners quarterback has been drafted with the No. 1 pick, following Baker Mayfield to the Browns in 2018. And just as they became the first quarterbacks to win the Heisman Trophy back to back, this level of success is certainly a testament to the coaching acumen of Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley.SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | Day 1 winners & losers | Day 2 mock draftBut picking Murray and Mayfield at the top also is a treatise on the NFL’s willingness to evolve its long-held tenets on the game’s most important position: No longer is the league chained to its own archaic prototypes for what a quarterback should look like.Mayfield was a shade over 6 feet tall. Murray is 5-10.And it’s not just stature. The league is finally having success with quarterbacks who ran shotgun-based, up-tempo, wide-open offenses in college. Mayfield last year had a strong case to win rookie of the year. At the same time, former Texas Tech gunslinger Patrick Mahomes — a Kingsbury product, it should be noted — was named NFL Most Valuable Player.The NFL used to be a place where Big 12 Conference quarterbacks went to disappear. Now, Big 12 quarterbacks look like the next step in the NFL’s offensive revolution.MORE: Kyler Murray and the 7 riskiest picks in the 2019 NFL Draft“I applaud the NFL for finally, at least somewhat, loosening up and being a little bit more open-minded,” Texas coach Tom Herman said Tuesday on the Big 12 coaches spring teleconference.“There’s no question the NFL, the last several years, has gotten a lot closer in many ways to what’s happening in the college game,” Riley said. “I think they’re more open-minded to different kinds of players with different skill sets. I certainly think the success here recently of Pat (and) Baker in that league has helped validate that. And so yeah, it’s definitely a more open-minded approach.”The Cardinals’ hiring of Kingsbury — who was just 35-40 in six seasons as head coach at alma mater at Texas Tech — shows a different level of commitment beyond just taking a chance on a prolific passer.Kingsbury had wild success as an offensive coordinator and coached quarterbacks like Case Keenum and Johnny Manziel to unprecedented heights — in college. As a head coach, however, his best season was his first, an 8-5 campaign capped with a victory in the 2013 Holiday Bowl.MORE: Josh Rosen to Dolphins and other player-for-pick tradesIt’s long been a quarterback league, but Kingsbury-to-Arizona may be the first step in a brave new NFL where quarterback development is the single-most important priority.“I think that’s why they hired him,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “You have a guy that’s an innovative mind, that sleeps, drinks and eats football. I mean, that’s what he does. … He was able to move the football at any place that he’s been at. So I don’t think that will change any. They know why they hired him.”Said Iowa State coach Matt Campbell: “I think that’s one of the great values in Coach Kingsbury, in all honesty. In his entire career, he’s a guy that played professionally at quarterback, played in this system offensively collegiately, and as you follow his career from Houston to Texas A&M to obviously Texas Tech, the development of the quarterback play has been exceptional.”Kingsbury’s cup of coffee in the NFL — he was with the Patriots, Saints, Broncos, Jets and Bills from 2003-2006 — preceded a brief run in NFL Europe in 2006 and the Canadian Football League in 2007. That experience should serve him well as an NFL head coach.HOOVER: Murray’s Heisman mirrors Mayfield’s but is one of a kind“He was there as a player. So he understands,” Patterson said. “I think being an NFL coach, a little bit is understanding the mind of the NFL player, how you have to practice, do things and how you go about things. I think Kliff probably has some advantages (from) doing that.”Kingsbury coached Keenum to numerous NCAA passing records as offensive coordinator at the University of Houston, and coached Manziel to the Heisman while calling plays at Texas A&M in 2012. That’s when he began recruiting Murray as a high school sophomore at Allen, Texas.“He’s a tremendous talent,” Kingsbury said in February during an interview on NFL Network. “I’ve thought that since his high school days. One of the great Texas high school players of all time, one of the great winners of all time in our state. So, been a big fan.”Murray eventually did go to Texas A&M — but well after Kingsbury left in 2013 for Texas Tech. Kingsbury continued to recruit Murray in Lubbock, but Murray chose the Aggies instead. That, of course, lasted less than a year. Murray transferred to Oklahoma, where he sat out as a sophomore, then backed up Mayfield in 2017 before winning the job in 2018.At the NFL Scouting Combine, Murray expounded on his long relationship with Kingsbury.“I have a great relationship with him. If we were — if I were to play under him, I think it’d be a great deal. … How comfortable would I be? Obviously very comfortable, knowing how he operates the offense, what we look for and how to operate everything. … I think me and him being together would be — it’d be nice.“He’s always been very fond of me, and I respect that and I’ve never taken that for granted. He’s always someone I could go to if I needed anything. So yeah, it would be fun.”Riley was a walk-on quarterback at Texas Tech in 2002 while Kingsbury was a record-setting senior. While the concepts they picked up under Mike Leach have stayed with them, they’ve also been good friends ever since.Oklahoma assistant Ruffin McNeill, who also coached under Leach at Tech, said one reason why Kingsbury and Riley’s offenses were so successful is because Leach’s offense offers “new wrinkles each game” and each play has “sister plays. … plays off of plays, off of plays.”Now consider what Mahomes did to NFL defenses last season (5,097 passing yards, 50 touchdowns), and what Mayfield did as a rookie (3,725 passing yards, NFL rookie-record 27 touchdowns), and it’s not hard to project similar success for Murray.It helps too that Murray, even for an accomplished quarterback, has a unique internal makeup.“I think it comes from a lot of things,” Riley said of Murray last fall. “I think it comes from self-belief. Some of that is natural. I think some guys are born with that. And then some of that also comes through your preparation, your work, your confidence in your scheme. It takes all those things, and I think he has that.“But his pulse through games stays pretty much the same. He’s steady. The back and forth we have during the game is not much different than it is in a meeting room or on a practice field. He’s kind of got that ability that, regardless of the moment, to be able to kind of stay in it, and I think that’s served him well for his career.”MORE: Driven to greatness: How Murray took winding path to greatness at OklahomaRiley bristled at Charley Casserly’s report from the combine that Murray was lacking in some cerebral aspects of the game.“His football intelligence is off the charts,” Riley said. “You don’t make the decisions that this guy makes without understanding the game. … Him understanding that a lot of times what we see on tape is not what we’re going to see in games, so you’ve got to be able to make those in-game adjustments and understand how we want to attack different people — he’s been phenomenal.“You can have all the flashy arm and all the athleticism you want, and that’s good, but at quarterback, this day and age, if you can’t make decisions, all that other stuff really doesn’t matter.”So can Murray and Kingsbury make it work? An NFL head-coaching novice with a mediocre college resume and a short, baseball playing, run-around quarterback?“I don’t know,” Herman said. “He’s one of the best college football players I’ve ever seen live and in person. He’s an elite thrower that is also an elite runner. I don’t know that I’ve seen it at his kind of level. But I do know that league values different things in quarterbacks, and what those are, I don’t know. I’ve never coached in that league, so I don’t know.”“I’ve never coached in those rooms, so I don’t have a feel for how it works,” said Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. “But … he had the single-greatest year of a college quarterback in the history of this game — specifically for, really, playing (just) one year. I know that much. Now, how that translates into the NFL — his height, his speed, his ability to run away from players on any given down — I can’t measure that. I just know in college, he was somewhat impossible to stop.”One coach who faced Murray actually does have an NFL perspective. Before he became head coach at Temple in 2013, Baylor’s Matt Rhule was the offensive line coach for the New York Giants in 2012.“I think his skill set is so unique, his ability to evade and elude, his accuracy, his arm strength. He’s won everywhere he’s been,” Rhule said. “So I think everything, to me, points to him being a great NFL quarterback.”And it isn’t just Murray, Rhule said. The NFL’s long history of implementing measures to protect offensive players is paying off — for all quarterbacks.Drafting bigger quarterbacks was “more about their ability to withstand the beating that a quarterback takes throughout the course of a 16- to 20-game season,” Rhule said. “But with changes to the rules and inability now to hit the quarterback low or hit ‘em high, you can’t land on ‘em, and with Kyler’s athleticism, I think he’ll fall right in the lines of the Russell Wilsons and the Baker Mayfields and this whole new generation of quarterbacks who aren’t 6-4 anymore, who are 6-foot, 6-1 — obviously Kyler’s at 5-10 — I just think he’ll be able to stay healthy because of his athleticism and the rule-changes.”Herman and other Big 12 coaches say the NFL has finally begun adapting college concepts just like college coaches long ago implemented things they picked up from the high school level. The whole idea is to reduce a young player’s learning curve and speed up his process of going to the next level.Marrying Kingsbury’s coaching with Murray’s skills could be a win-win for Arizona. Kliff Kingsbury finally got his man.The Cardinals’ new coach has been chasing Kyler Murray since before Murray had a driver’s license. But on Thursday night, with the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Kingsbury caught up with him at long last, selecting the Oklahoma quarterback No. 1 overall. “I know (Murray) has won a whole bunch of ballgames in his career,” Herman said, “and he’s elite in a lot of different aspects.”Rhule, a former Penn State linebacker, has coached in the Big 12 for just two seasons, but has been impressed with how his colleagues prepare quarterbacks for the NFL.“I watched Will Grier this year from West Virginia,” Rhule said. “There’s no one that stood at the line and called more at the line of scrimmage than him. I mean, he’s as pro-ready as I’ve seen. I felt the same way about Baker the year before, and Kyler. Mahomes, I never saw him, but knowing Kliff’s system, I mean, those guys are making adjustments on the fly and that’s really what the NFL game’s about. I think it really speaks about the Big 12 and the way the quarterbacks are trained, and I think it speaks … about the NFL changing of some of the NFL thinking, and it’s pretty cool to see it.”