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The Arizona Cardinals do not deceive anyone by saying they do not know where the organization with the first overall score stands.
"We are not done with this process yet," said General Manager Steve Keim for Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. "We have not made a decision on the first overall selection, in my opinion there are a number of players, the opinion of our Scouts and the opinion of our coaching team that justifies the first overall selection."
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the right choice. Any other option is wrong, because an organization does not forward a scheduled buzzer for a franchise system when the position is unoccupied. And the position in Arizona is not yet determined, although Josh Rosen has reached the 1
At Keims point, yes, some players are worth considering. Nick Bosa of Ohio State, Quinnen Williams of Alabama and Josh Allen of Kentucky are possible cornerstones of the defense. The cardinals planned visits to Bosa and Williams, according to Tom Pelissero by NFL Network . Of course, the team met last week with Murray and his agent Erik Burkhardt after Adam Schefter of ESPN (19459013). Keim pressed back against the report, as the agent's presence seemed to indicate that the Cardinals had already been sold as the first overall winner of the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and ready to negotiate. The General Manager described the report as "Wrong" according to Darren Urban the team's official website.
"The fact that I do not know what we're doing, but everyone else is doing that? That's worrisome," Keim said Kyle Odegard on the Cardinals' website.
Keim may not know who will once sit on the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones ends, but he certainly has an idea of what he's up to with the first selection. The art of playing is not necessary. Other organizations already have an idea of what Arizona is doing, especially after Murray canceled a lecture at the Washington Redskins this week, according to Steve Wyche of NFL Network .
A year ago, quarterback Baker Mayfield said to his agent, "I'm not leaving later than [the fifth overall pick]."
The Cleveland Browns made Mayfield the first pick in the 2018 draft.
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Washington is currently the 15th overall winner, and Murray is arguably the Draft-Class's top talent, rising parallel to Mayfield's experience of Oklahoma Quarterback was ranked No. 1 overall in the season despite the Heisman Trophy-winning seasons, both of which are considered outliers by their size, but the evaluators could not deny their abilities on closer inspection.
Public Perception It did not necessarily reflect the realities of the team – why it's easy to call germ for its past lie Brown's general manager John Dorsey knew exactly who he wanted to achieve six months with the first overall result before Cleveland made his selection.
"On the protocol he knew in October," Albert Breer told the MMQB during a performance ts am 92.3 The Bull (v ua Matthew Florjancic of WKYC. "He knew in October that Baker Mayfield would be the best player in next year's draft, which is interesting for me because I do not think there were a lot of people who saw him like that.
" I think so Many people still looked at him curiously: "Is this guy a product of the Oklahoma system and the air raid? Is he too short? & # 39; All these questions were there, and I just thought it was interesting because Dorsey had so much conviction of the guy, and obviously we see now that the conviction is pretty well founded.
Apparently the situation is a little different Much of the Murray hype is based on one important factor: Cliff Kingsbury is hired as the Cardinals' new head coach.
"Kyler is a freak," Texas Tech's former coach said six months according to KAMC Eric Kelly . "… I just think about the world of him and what he can do on the football field.
"I've never seen him make a bad trip, none of what's impossible with quarterback, but he did it, I'd take him with the first draft of the draft, if I could."
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Keim could not be sold to the two-sport star so early in the process, as he did not know that Kingsbury would become the team's next head coach after just one year, Steve Wilks. In addition, Murray has made his intention to focus on football, only in February 1945923 made clear.
But the idea that a general manager does not intend a week before the draft, even though he weighs all options, is nonsense. Keim should listen to other franchises that are interested in the top selection. That's part of the job. However, there is no offer that could prevent a team from acquiring a quarterback prospect with landscape shifting.
Murray also deserves the selection. His reputation is not simply based on Kingsbury's wishes and scheme. This is not a case in which a team falls in love with a perspective and covers it. Murray is the complete package, even if it is smaller than ideal.
The 5, 10 ", 207-pound buzzer delivers football precisely on all three levels of the field, works consistently beyond its first read, and pokes out of its pocket.
The first-team All-American team Finished first in the draft class with a 96.6-quarterback rating on passes of 10 yards and less, Pro Football Focus . His accuracy actually increased by 59.8 percent with open throw distances of more PFF drops as 10 yards to 61.4 percent for open-20-plus-yard.
The idea that Murray is another athletic run-first quarterback is ridiculously misinformed, according to Pro Football Focus finished Sam Monson was the 1,000-yard rusher first in the nation with 12.3 yards per pass and a 138.6 for the quarterback when working out of pocket, with an adjusted completion grade of 75.7 Rank seven.  Like every quarterback under 6 "4", Murray has to find trajectories. In Oklahoma, he played behind a massive four blocker front, which is expected to arrive next weekend. Defenders fought only five of Murray's passes, which stood out for the least among the four best quarterback prospects per NFL Research .
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After the success of Mayfield as a beginner and Kingsbury's background as an air attack commander, the scheme is less significant. Nevertheless, Murray received a 90-mark for his existence from PFF when he worked beyond his initial reading. The undersized Revolver hero shows an innate sense of working on the pocket and creating downfield possibilities.
Once his crude throwing skills and his runner momentum are incorporated into the equation, everything indicates that Murray is an elite talent, even if the cardinals were not on the draft.
But they do it.
One argument can be made that Arizona lacks a quality scheme and should not waste another premium choice on a quarterback prospectus. As a rookie, Rosen fought powerfully because he did not have the talent to make his life easier. However, this does not apply to Murray because he is not just a trader. He is a playmaker in both phases.
In addition, the Cardinals aggressively approached the offseason and added legal assaults: Marcus Gilbert, guard JR Sweezy, Charles Endes Dick, and Kevin White and Damiere Byrd a lot of defensive free agents. The roster is significantly improved overall.
Monthly preparation does not disappear as soon as the team is on the clock. Arizona is already available on Murray as a future franchise quarterback.
"I've heard since the combine is determined and relentless that they're all with Kyler Murray." CBS Sports " Jason La Canfora reported earlier this week.
Murray does not come up short in any meaningful area, making him the absolutely right choice for the Cardinals, even if they do not make it public Want to admit … not yet.