Minnesota fans have known for a while that Eric Murray was likely going to be the first Gophers player taken in the 2016 NFL Draft. The only question was where would he end up? Selfishly, a number of the TDG staff were hoping he'd find a way to land in Minnesota but it was not to be.
Instead, Eric will head to Kansas City to earn a spot of the Chiefs' roster. It looks like this could be a perfect fit:
Eric Murray says he likes to play with the #Chiefs in Madden because they play his brand of football - physical— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 30, 2016
Minnesota CB Eric Murray said the Chiefs are one of his favorite teams, because he uses them in video games. Loves Sutton's man preference.— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) April 30, 2016
Seriously though, early reaction from around the Twitterverse is very positive.
The best conversations in coaching are with a player after he's been drafted - congrats Eric Murray - been a tough as nails player for 4 yrs— Jay Sawvel (@JaySawvel) April 30, 2016
Eric Murray is my highest grade for a zone coverage corner. Don't debate me because I will die on this hill.— Cagen Cantrell (@CeeingTheDraft) April 30, 2016
I love Eric Murray - good pick by the #Chiefs— Browns Scout (@BrownsScout) April 30, 2016
Chiefs Fans: You got a good one in Minnesota CB Eric Murray. Had an outstanding game against TCU and their NFL-quality wideouts as a senior.— Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) April 30, 2016
Minnesota's Eric Murray becomes the first player #Chiefs GM John Dorsey has drafted from the Big 10 in his 3 years in KC.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) April 30, 2016
S/O to my Gophers finally coming off the board! @Came_Along_Way and Eric Murray! Good luck y'all boys, this is only the beginning!— Dominic Alford (@Dom_Alford_OL) April 30, 2016
Tackling seems like a lost art these days so I like to see Eric Murray playing physical. pic.twitter.com/99PxPOXUQ1— Wesley Roesch (@WesleyRoesch) April 30, 2016