Cardinals select Kyler Murray with first overall pick

Cardinals select Kyler Murray with first overall pick

by April 25, 2019 0 comments

The wait is over. The pick is in. With the first selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals have indeed selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.

The speculation had been all over the place in the few months leading up to tonight, linking the Cardinals and first-year head coach to Murray, Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, Josh Allen, and Dwayne Haskins, but the Cards indeed end up settling for the guy whose name has been mentioned the most.

Kyler Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics to play baseball but declared for the NFL instead.

Murray, who checks in at five-foot-10 and 207 pounds, completed 350 of 519 passes in 29 games (including 14 as a junior in 2019). At Oklahoma last season, Murray passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns while throwing just seven interceptions.

Murray’s presence in Arizona under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury could potentially lead to a trade of sophomore Josh Rosen, but with no new information on that front, only time will tell.

Long story short, after months of hot takes, mock drafts, and wild rumors, Kyler Murray is an Arizona Cardinal.

Andersen is a teenage sportswriter and reporter whose articles have appeared across the Prime Time Sports Talk, Sports Illustrated Kids, FantasyPros, and SB Nation platforms. He has also received credit from RotoWorld, CBS Sports, ESPN, Bleacher Report, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, The Athletic, SB Nation, NBC Sports, NY Post, and dozens of other sports sites for his reporting work.

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