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NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray goes to Arizona as Josh Rosen contemplates his future

NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray goes to Arizona as Josh Rosen contemplates his future
The Arizona Cardinals drafted two-sport star Kyler Murray with the first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft as they kick off a new era - and seemingly move on from the man they drafted only one year ago, Josh Rosen.

Despite some late debate over whether they had cooled their interest on the Oklahoma quarterback, the Cardinals eventually went the way most people expected and selected Heisman Trophy-winning Murray with the number one pick.

It made Murray the first athlete to ever be drafted in the first rounds of both the NFL and MLB drafts. But Murray has committed his future to American football over baseball, and will likely slot straight in as the Cardinals' starting quarterback for the upcoming season under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Murray's arrival in Arizona places a huge question mark over the future of Rosen. The former UCLA play-caller was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round in last year's draft after the franchise traded up to get him. But now it seems he's surplus to requirements.

But any hopes the Cardinals had of securing another first-round pick via a Rosen trade faded away when the first day concluded with no deal done.

It remains to be seen if something might happen ahead of - or during the second round, but one of the various quarterback-needy teams still looking to secure a player may be on the phone on Friday as they make their final preparations for Day 2 of the draft.

Murray wasn't the only quarterback drafted on the opening day of the draft. Both the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins were widely tipped to draft new quarterbacks in the first round, and both franchises did just that, with the Giants taking Daniel Jones at number six, and the Redskins taking Dwayne Haskins at number 15.

NFL DRAFT: FIRST-ROUND PICKS

  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, EDGE, Kentucky
  8. Detroit Lions - TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa
  9. Buffalo Bills - Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers - Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
  11. Cincinnati Bengals - Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
  12. Green Bay Packers - Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
  13. Miami Dolphins - Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
  14. Atlanta Falcons - Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
  15. Washington Redskins - Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
  16. Carolina Panthers - Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
  17. New York Giants - Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
  18. Minnesota Vikings - Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
  19. Tennessee Titans - Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
  20. Denver Broncos - Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
  21. Green Bay Packers - Darnell Savage, S, Maryland
  22. Philadelphia Eagles - Andre Dillard, T, Washington State
  23. Houston Texans - Tytus Howard, T, Alabama State
  24. Oakland Raiders - Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
  25. Baltimore Ravens - Marquise Brown - WR, Oklahoma
  26. Washington Redskins - Montez Sweat - EDGE, Mississippi State
  27. Oakland Raiders - Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
  28. Los Angeles Chargers - Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
  29. Seattle Seahawks - LJ Collier, DE, Texas Christian
  30. New York Giants - Dendre Baker, CB, Georgia
  31. Atlanta Falcons - Kaleb McGary, T, Washington
  32. New England Patriots - N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

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