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NFL Draft - Round 1

NFL Draft - Round 1

NFL Draft - Cardinals take Murray with No. 1 pick


The Associated Press - April 25, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kyler Murray has become the 22nd Heisman Trophy winner to go first overall in the NFL draft.

The Arizona Cardinals chose Murray, making it the second straight year an Oklahoma quarterback was selected with the No. 1 pick.

Murray was sensational after replacing Baker Mayfield as the Sooners' No. 1 signal-caller in 2018, completing 69% of his passes for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He helped Oklahoma advance to the CFP semifinals before losing to Alabama, 45-34 in the Orange Bowl. Murray threw for 308 yards, two scores and no picks versus the Crimson Tide.

The Cardinals currently have Josh Rosen as their starting quarterback. Arizona took Rosen with the 10th overall selection in last year's draft.

Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa (BOH'-sah) went to the 49ers with the second selection as expected. San Francisco has used a first-round selection on four defensive linemen in the past five drafts.

Bosa is considered the top pass rusher in this group. His older brother, Joey, plays for the Chargers and was the 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

The Jets held onto the third pick and took defensive tackle Quinnen Williams of Alabama. The Jets were widely speculated to want to trade down, but instead got a building block for their defense and new coach Adam Gase.

Williams won the Outland Trophy last season and is Alabama's highest-drafted defensive player since linebacker Cornelius Bennett went No. 2 overall in 1987.

The Raiders used the first of their three first-round selections to get Clemson defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall choice. Ferrell is a two-time All-ACC player who is the first of several national champion Tigers likely to go very high from their outstanding D-line.

The Buccaneers went for defense with the fifth pick, choosing LSU linebacker Devin White. He won the Butkus Award after leading the SEC in tackles last season.

The Giants grabbed their heir apparent to quarterback Eli Manning, landing Duke's Daniel Jones with the sixth selection. Jones was a three-year starter with the Blue Devils and completed 60.5% of his passes for 2,674 yards, 22 TDs and nine interceptions last year.

Kentucky defensive end Josh Allen went to the Jaguars with the seventh pick, and the Lions took tight end T.J. Hockenson at No. 8. Buffalo also shored up its defensive line by snaring tackle Ed Oliver with the ninth choice.

The Steelers moved up 10 spots to get the 10th pick following a deal with Denver. Pittsburgh wound up taking Michigan linebacker Devin Bush while the Broncos selected Noah Fant, a tight end from Iowa.

The Green Bay Packers picked Rashan Gary, a defensive end from Michigan.

The Minnesota Vikings picked Garrett Bradbury, a center from North Carolina State.



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