Aaron Murray hopes to be ready for UGA’s Pro Day

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Aaron Murray’s rehab from an ACL tear is moving along fast, and he hopes to be able to throw during Georgia’s Pro Day. The NFL Draft is moved back to May this year, and that will aid Murray in his recovery process, as UGA’s scout day will be sometime in April.

Murray thinks he’ll be able to drop back, roll out and even run a 40 if necessary. I certainly wouldn’t put it past him, via AJC.com.

“It’s going extremely well. We’ve been really getting after it in rehab. I’ve been rehabbing pretty much all day long and I’m already back in the weight room lifting again. My goal is to be back by Pro Day. We’re going to push it back as late as possible. Talking with Ron and them, they think I’ll be looking pretty good by then to do drops, rollouts and even run a 40 if I want to.”

Murray said he truly loves Georgia so much, and he feels like he never had a chance to say goodbye to Bulldog fans.

“It’s almost like I didn’t get to say goodbye.

“I’ve always been a guy who says, ‘let’s figure out what’s wrong, what needs to be corrected and let’s get after it,’” Murray said Friday. “Obviously I was pretty emotional in the locker room. Pretty much you can tell right away when it’s torn. The doctors did their little tests and said, ‘yeah, it’s torn.’ So I got pretty emotional with my parents and then the coaches came in. But about 20 minutes later, I said, ‘all right, what’s the next step? Let’s start now.’ “

I’m really surprised that Murray didn’t win any awards this past season, despite having a fabulous career and rewriting the Georgia and SEC record book.

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  • I believe and hope that he has a great NFL career. No UGA fan at all, but I will truly miss watching him play on saturdays. Class act and has phenomenal skill.

  • This kid is almost too tough for his own good. I really hope he is honest with himself and the doctors and doesn’t push his body beyond its limits. I understand the need to perform for pro day, but it would be absolutely tragic for him to overdo it and re-injure himself before the draft.