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Deion Sanders advises Kyler Murray to choose baseball

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After declaring for the NFL draft on Monday, Kyler Murray must choose between football and baseball. One man who's been in Murray's position before, two-sport legend Deion Sanders, knows which decision he'd make if he was in the Heisman Trophy winner's shoes.

Sanders suggested that Murray, an Oakland Athletics draft pick who's already agreed to a signing bonus with the team, forego life in the NFL and stick to baseball.

"If I was in his shoes, I'm picking up the baseball bat and I'm not looking back," Sanders said on ESPN's SportsCenter.

After saying Murray won't be able to play both sports because of the demands of the quarterback position, the man known as Prime Time, who was a star in the NFL and MLB, went on to explain why the young phenom should play baseball exclusively.

"That's tough, at his position," Sanders added. "I don't think he realizes the ridicule that you go through once you declare and say, 'I'm gonna be a football player.' Now people start talking about your height, your size, what you can't do. He ain't dealt with that yet."

Murray is listed at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, according to the Oklahoma Sooners website.

Despite being considered undersized as a quarterback, Murray is projected by some evaluators to be drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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