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Chargers select Kenneth Murray with 23rd pick

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The Chargers traded back into the first round to snag the former All-American linebacker

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The Los Angeles Chargers have selected Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray with the 23rd pick in the NFL draft.

The 6’2, 241-pound Murray comes to the Chargers following a junior season that saw him earn Third-Team AP All-American honors with 102 tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss, and four sacks. As a sophomore in 2018, he was third in the FBS with 155 tackles to go along with 12.5 tackles-for-loss and four sacks, which earned him Second-Team All-Conference honors in the Big 12.

At the NFL Combine back in February, Murray ran a speedy 4.52 forty before leaping 38 inches in the vertical and 10’9 in the broad jump.

Click here to check out Murray’s scouting report from SB Nation’s Oklahoma Sooners blog.

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Chargers 2020 draft picks:

  • Round 1, (pick 6): Justin Hebert from Oregon
  • Round 1, (pick 23): Kenneth Murray from Oklahoma
  • Round 4, (pick 112):
  • Round 5, (pick 151):
  • Round 6 (pick 186):
  • Round 7 (pick 220):

2020 NFL draft schedule:

ABC, ESPN and NFL Network will televise the draft.

Thursday, April 23

5 p.m. PT (Round 1 - 10 minutes per pick)

Friday, April 24

4-9 p.m. PT (Round 2 - seven minutes per pick; Round 3 - five minutes per pick)

Saturday, April 25

9 am PT (Rounds 4 and 5 - five minutes per pick; Round 7 - four minutes per pick)