OU QB Kyler Murray Drafted Overall No. 1 In NFL Draft
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the first pick in the NFL draft, going to Arizona and immediately creating a quarterback quandary.
A year after the Cardinals traded up to the 10th spot to grab Josh Rosen, they went with Oklahoma’s dynamic Heisman Trophy winner. The team apparently believes Murray is a better fit running the offense of new coach Kliff Kingsbury, who worked in the Big 12 that Murray dominated last season.
Murray is the second straight Sooners quarterback taken atop the draft, following another Heisman recipient, Baker Mayfield, who went to Cleveland last year. Mayfield had a superb rookie season, and the Cardinals can only hope Murray has a similar impact in the desert.
This is the first time in NFL history that two quarterbacks from the same school were drafted overall No. 1 in consecutive seasons.
Murray is the only athlete to be ever drafted in the first rounds of the NFL and MLB drafts. Murray was drafted No. 9 in the MLB draft by the Oakland A's.
Two of Murray's Oklahoma teammates are also expected to be picked in the first round of the NFL draft.
Wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown was drafted No. 25 by the Baltimore Ravens.
Offensive lineman Cody Ford is expected to be drafted in the first round Thursday night.