Kyler Murray picked No. 1 overall by Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft
Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Kyler Murray has finally found a home at the professional level — professional football, that is. After much speculation and back-and-forth dialogue, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner has been selected at No. 1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals.
With his initial dream of playing professional baseball and the 2019 NFL Draft officially behind him, Murray can now focus solely on the upcoming 2019 campaign.
“Severely undersized, one-year starter with rare playmaking talent that could force general managers to reassess long-held notions about size and style for a franchise quarterback,” reads Murray’s 2019 NFL Draft profile on NFL.com.
“Murray is like a complex burgundy with notes of Baker Mayfield, Johnny Manziel and Russell Wilson in his play, but like any quarterback, he’ll need to prove he can recognize disguised coverages and work on-time from the pocket to go from flash talent to playoff winner. Teams drafting him need to have the right coordinator and must be committed to framing their offense specifically to Murray’s strengths and weaknesses, which could require additional roster re-configuration. Murray is an electric talent with a live arm, good mental makeup and the skill-set to produce at a high level in the right offense.”
Considered to be a top prospect throughout the spring, the up-and-coming signal caller impressed in what was his only season as the starter at Oklahoma. While capturing the aforementioned Heisman Trophy in 2018, Murray put his unique skill set on full display as a member of the Sooners, running and passing at an elite level.