Heisman Winner Murray Taken First In NFL Draft
Posted Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:31 pm
The Arizona Cardinals made reigning Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray the number one selection in the 2019 National Football League entry draft on Friday.
The Cardinals are hoping that Murray could start immediately but complicating matters is that the Cardinals 2018 first round pick was also a quarterback, Josh Rosen.
Now that Arizona has officially landed Murray, some believe that Rosen, their starting quarterback in 2018, is on the trading block.
Murray, a versatile player who passed for 42 touchdowns and ran for 12 more last season, leads a 2019 rookie class that is deep in talent.
There is some concern about Murray’s height because at five-foot-10, he is considered small by today’s quarterback standards.
But Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and Doug Flutie, who starred for two decades in the NFL and CFL, are both under six feet and their height was never a liability.
Defensive end Nick Bosa (Ohio State) was taken second by the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets filled a need for a defensive tackle by choosing Alabama’s Quinnen Williams third overall.
Bosa is following in the footsteps of his father John and brother Joey, who were also previous first-round draft picks.
While quarterbacks generally get all the attention at the draft, Williams is part of a strong defensive corps of available players that is expected to define this year’s draft.
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