NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray picked first overall by Arizona Cardinals and every first round pick in Nashville

Jack Rathborn
The Independent

Kyler Murray has been taken first overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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.

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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.

Kyler Murray at the 2019 NFL Draft (USA TODAY Sports)
Kyler Murray at the 2019 NFL Draft (USA TODAY Sports)

First Round

  • 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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