Ex-Dawg Aaron Murray to throw

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who tore his ACL less than five months ago, will throw at the Bulldogs' pro day on April 16, his agent confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Murray plans to drop back, roll out, plant his feet and throw, agent Pat Dye Jr. said.

"He looks great," Dye told the newspaper. "I mean, his body composition looks great, his knee looks great, he's moving around really well, he's not favoring it at all. His strength and conditioning coaches and his movement coaches down there say they've very rarely had anybody come through there with the kind of work ethic, drive and passion that he has.

"He not only will he be able to give them a representative workout at pro day, but he'll be able to do all his drops and roll-outs. He's not going to run the 40 or do any of the timed drills. There's no point in that. But he's throwing the ball great."

Murray previously had said he was planning to participate in the pro day after taking part in non-contact activities at the NFL scouting combine in February.

"First of all, I want to show that I'm healthy at pro day," Murray said last month. "I want them to say, 'Hey, we don't have to worry about this kid where if we draft him that he has to take a year off. He's ready to go and if we need him to play right now, he can.' That's the major thing that I want to prove when I get there. And then just show off -- show off my arm strength, my accuracy.

"And then the more meetings I get, that's where I can really separate myself, just with my knowledge of the game. So the more meetings I get, the more time with these coaches to talk to them, I think that's where I can do well."

Murray is rated by ESPN as the ninth-ranked quarterback available in the draft.

Murray, who tore the ACL in a win against Kentucky in November, had been targeting the pro day throughout his rehab.

He started all 52 games of his college career, with his start against Kentucky helping him match David Greene's program record for career starts by a non-kicker. In the process, Murray broke nearly every significant SEC career passing record, and during the Kentucky game he became the first quarterback in league history -- and one of just four from any conference -- to pass for at least 3,000 yards in four seasons.

Information from ESPN.com's David Ching was used in this report.