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Kyler Murray being taken No. 1 by Cardinals is “worst-kept secret in the history of the world”

Kyler Murray

There has been a lot of buzz about the Arizona Cardinals taking Kyler Murray first in the 2019 NFL Draft. Some whispers surrounding the organization claim that new coach Kliff Kingsbury told people at the combine he was taking Murray, but one reporter is taking it a step further.

The idea that the Cardinals are taking Murray is “the worst-kept secret in the history of the world,” according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. La Canfora also says that people close to Murray are “thoroughly convinced” he’s going first to the Cardinals. La Canfora points out that Murray and Kingsbury have the same agent, and that Cardinals brass had been talking about the possibility of taking Murray before they even hired Kingsbury.

Murray received some criticism for allegedly performing poorly in some team interviews at the combine, but none of that matters if the Cardinals have assured him they’re taking him. There have been conflicting reports about whether the Cardinals are shopping Josh Rosen, but if they are truly committed to Murray, they definitely will try to send Rosen elsewhere.

La Canfora predicts Rosen will be sent to the Washington Redskins, although that could be complicated by the fact that they traded for Case Keenum earlier on Thursday. If he does end up getting traded, it’ll be a remarkable turn of events for Rosen. The UCLA product was drafted tenth last year, and the prospect of the Cardinals drafting a new quarterback would have been unthinkable just a couple of months ago.

If Murray does go first, it will be interesting to see the ripple effect it has on the rest of the league. Nick Bosa was the previously presumed top pick; Murray to the Cardinals would set off a league-wide domino effect.