The 21-year-old becomes the first player to ever be drafted in the first round of both MLB (where he went ninth overall in 2018 to the Oakland Athletics) and the NFL.
The Cardinals hope the electric Oklahoma quarterback, 21 years old and a one-year starter, will revitalise a franchise just a year removed from trading up to draft fellow signal caller Josh Rosen.
The decision in this year’s draft now points towards Rosen being traded after he struggled to justify being selected tenth overall under difficult circumstances as the Cardinals went 3-13.
Murray’s allure comes in his lightning fast legs, which gashed college defences last season, leading to him contributing 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, as well as 4,361 passing yards (69 per cent completion) and 42 touchdowns with just seven interceptions.
After finally declaring his intent to pursue his dream of playing football in January, the Texan, who is just five feet, 10 inches, has been bullish about his prospects as a professional, outlining his intent to be “the best that ever played the game.”
The San Francisco 49ers made Nick Bosa the No 2 pick, while the New York Jets, after much deliberation and talk of a potential trade, plumped for Alabama star Quinnen Williams. The Oakland Raiders, the source of much mockery over the past year, attempted to fix their lockeroom, installing
The New York Giants then pulled a shocker with Daniel Jones arriving from Duke to become Eli Manning's successor as he nears the end of his career.
The New England Patriots opted to hand Tom Brady some help, drafting Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry with the final pick of the night.
Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Oakland Raiders: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU
New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
Detroit Lions: TJ Hockenson, TE, IOWA
Buffalo Bills: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver Broncos): Devin Bush, LB, MIchigan
Cincinnati Bengals: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Green Bay Packers: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
Miami Dolphins: Christian Wilkins, DE, Clemson
Atlanta Falcons: Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston
Washington Redskins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio
Carolina Panthers: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
New York Giants: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Minnesota Vikings: Gary Bradbury, C, NC State
Tennessee Titans: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh Steelers): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
Green Bay Packers (from Seattle Seahawks): Darnell Savage, S, Maryland
Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore Ravens): Andre Dillard, T, Washington State
Houston Texans: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State
Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia Eagles): Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis Colts): Montez Sweat, LB, Mississippi State
Oakland Raiders: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
Los Angeles Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
Seattle Seahawks: TJ Collier, DE, TCU
New York Giants (from Seattle Seahawks (from Green Bay Packers)): Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
Atlanta Falcons (from Los Angeles Rams): Kaleb McGary, T, Washington
New England Patriots: N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
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