NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray picked first overall by Arizona Cardinals and every first round pick in Nashville

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NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray picked first overall by Arizona Cardinals and every first round pick in Nashville

Kyler Murray has been taken first overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The 21-year-old becomes the first player to ever be drafted in the first round of both MLB (where he went ninth overall in 2018 to the Oakland Athletics) and the NFL.

The Cardinals hope the electric Oklahoma quarterback, 21 years old and a one-year starter, will revitalise a franchise just a year removed from trading up to draft fellow signal caller Josh Rosen.

The decision in this year’s draft now points towards Rosen being traded after he struggled to justify being selected tenth overall under difficult circumstances as the Cardinals went 3-13.

Murray’s allure comes in his lightning fast legs, which gashed college defences last season, leading to him contributing 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, as well as 4,361 passing yards (69 per cent completion) and 42 touchdowns with just seven interceptions.

After finally declaring his intent to pursue his dream of playing football in January, the Texan, who is just five feet, 10 inches, has been bullish about his prospects as a professional, outlining his intent to be “the best that ever played the game.”

The San Francisco 49ers made Nick Bosa the No 2 pick, while the New York Jets, after much deliberation and talk of a potential trade, plumped for Alabama star Quinnen Williams. The Oakland Raiders, the source of much mockery over the past year, attempted to fix their lockeroom, installing

The New York Giants then pulled a shocker with Daniel Jones arriving from Duke to become Eli Manning's successor as he nears the end of his career.

The New England Patriots opted to hand Tom Brady some help, drafting Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry with the final pick of the night.

Kyler Murray at the 2019 NFL Draft (USA TODAY Sports)

First Round

  1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
  2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
  3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
  4. Oakland Raiders: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU
  6. New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
  8. Detroit Lions: TJ Hockenson, TE, IOWA
  9. Buffalo Bills: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver Broncos): Devin Bush, LB, MIchigan
  11. Cincinnati Bengals: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
  12. Green Bay Packers: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
  13. Miami Dolphins: Christian Wilkins, DE, Clemson
  14. Atlanta Falcons: Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston
  15. Washington Redskins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio
  16. Carolina Panthers: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
  17. New York Giants: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
  18. Minnesota Vikings: Gary Bradbury, C, NC State
  19. Tennessee Titans: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
  20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh Steelers): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
  21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle Seahawks): Darnell Savage, S, Maryland
  22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore Ravens): Andre Dillard, T, Washington State
  23. Houston Texans: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State
  24. Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
  25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia Eagles): Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
  26. Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis Colts): Montez Sweat, LB, Mississippi State
  27. Oakland Raiders: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
  28. Los Angeles Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
  29. Seattle Seahawks: TJ Collier, DE, TCU
  30. New York Giants (from Seattle Seahawks (from Green Bay Packers)): Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
  31. Atlanta Falcons (from Los Angeles Rams): Kaleb McGary, T, Washington
  32. New England Patriots: N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

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