Kyler Murray says he’ll meet with Cardinals at NFL Draft Combine
The Arizona Cardinals currently hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and are expected to meet with one of the top quarterback prospects in Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray at the combine.
Kyler Murray said he is scheduled to meet at the combine this week with the Arizona Cardinals, who hold the No. 1 pick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2019
Murray is coming off a season where he completed of 69 percent of his passes for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Despite the Cardinals trading up to the tenth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft to take UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, it’s possible that they could take the former Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner.
“Coach Kingsbury, I know the type of offense he runs. He recruited me out of high school and I have a great relationship with him,” Murray said at the NFL Combine.
Kingsbury ran an air-raid offense in college that created a lot of explosive plays. He is an explosive player that closely resembles Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
It was only several months ago when Kingsbury, Texas Tech head coach at the time, said that he would take Murray if he owned the first pick of the draft. Fortunately for him, he actually owns that pick.
Though Kingsbury has explained that Josh Rosen is the Cardinals’ quarterback of the future, things can change in an instant. Steve Keim’s comment on Rosen being their quarterback “right now” doesn’t help the team.
Although it would be shocking to see Arizona give up on Rosen after one season, the idea of Murray joining Kliff Kingsbury in the NFL is not as far-fetched as it might seem.