Cardinals news: Games with two top-5 2019 draft picks will be played in 4 straight weeks; Arizona plays 3 of them
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Games with two top-5 2019 draft picks will be played in 4 straight weeks; Cardinals play 3 of them


With the 2019 NFL Draft ending a week ago, we now know that there are four straight weeks that have two top-five picks facing each other. In addition, the Arizona Cardinals will play in three of those games.

If you take a look at the Cardinals schedule, you’ll see that they face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9 on Thursday Night Football. Then, they’ll travel to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10.

Lastly, Arizona will face the 49ers again in Week 11 before having their bye week in Week 12. Therefore, the Cardinals will play in three straight games featuring top-five draft picks.

The fourth game in a row that has two top-five draft selections is the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets.

Of course, the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray with the number one overall pick. They face the 49ers twice over a three-week span and they selected Nick Bosa with the second-overall pick.

In between those two games, the Cardinals face the Buccaneers who drafted Devin White with the fifth-overall selection. Murray will have his hands full against two of the premier defensive players in this year’s draft.

The Cardinals are hoping the rookie quarterback can have success with Kliff Kingsbury calling the shots on offense. Arizona also added weapons like Hakeem Butler and Andy Isabella to help the offense get better.

As a result of Murray being drafted, the Cardinals traded Josh Rosen after just one season with the organization. Arizona will want to avoid that same mistake with Murray in 2019.

What better way to see where Murray is at in terms of being a quarterback than facing two other rookies who were selected in the top five?

Good thing is, he’ll have three straight weeks of going through just that.