2014 NFL Draft results: Bengals draft AJ McCarron, Chiefs nab Aaron Murray

Kevin C. Cox

The cream of the SEC quarterback crop is off the board, with Cincinnati taking McCarron and Kansas City drafting Murray.

SB Nation 2014 NFL Draft

Rounding out the latter half of Round 5 of the NFL Draft, a pair of SEC quarterbacks came off the board. First, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Georgia's Aaron Murray with pick no. 163. One pick later, the Cincinnati Bengals grabbed Alabama signal-called AJ McCarron to back up Andy Dalton.

McCarron has been one of the more controversial NFL prospects over the last two years, Having won two National Championships with the Tide and compiled a 36-4 record, McCarron has been labeled a "proven winner" the same way that Ken Dorsey was coming out of Miami. His slip to the fifth round isn't surprising, though, just an indication of how little college win-loss record matters to NFL teams.

Another product of college football's best conference, Murray slipped in just ahead of McCarron. The Bulldog quarterback finished last season with a career-high completion percentage, taking just 13 sacks and throwing nine interceptions. Murray's mistake-free brand of football makes him a solid backup to Alex Smith in Kansas City.

Pick Team Player Position School
161. Green Bay Packers Corey Linsley C Ohio State
162. Philadelphia Eagles Ed Reynolds S Stanford
163. Kansas City Chiefs Aaron Murray QB Georgia
164. Cincinnati Bengals AJ McCarron QB Alabama
165. San Diego Chargers Ryan Carrethers NT Arkansas State
166. Indianapolis Colts Jonathan Newsome DE Ball State
167. New Orleans Saints Vinnie Sunseri S Alabama
168. Atlanta Falcons (from Panthers via Vikings) Marquis Spruill LB Syracuse
169. New Orleans Saints (from Patriots via Eagles) Ronald Powell LB Florida
170. San Francisco 49ers Keith Reaser CB Florida Atlantic
171. Miami Dolphins (from Broncos via 49ers) Jordan Tripp LB


172. Seattle Seahawks (from Lions) Jimmy Staten DT Middle Tennessee
173. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory pick) Wesley Johnson OT Vanderbilt
174. New York Giants (compensatory pick) Devon Kennard LB USC
175. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory pick) John Urschel G Penn State

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