Ever since Murray measured in at 5’10 at the NFL Combine, he was the assumed first pick of this year’s draft, heading to join a college coach who heavily recruited him — but didn’t get the commitment — Kliff Kingsbury.
The Cardinals are in a bit of a precarious situation having just drafted Josh Rosen last year, but with a new head coach and team leadership, they opted to encourage a bit of a quarterback competition early in Rosen’s career — or find a trade for their 2018 pick.
Since this was the pick most teams expected heading into the event, it shouldn’t shake up too much later on in the first round. The 49ers could still take Nick Bosa at No. 2 — given their need for an edge guy over an interior defender like Quinnen Williams — and the Giants will still probably take a quarterback not named Dwayne Haskins at No. 6.
It’s likely that things will get crazy soon, though, at least according to a ProFootball Talk source:
“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a draft this unpredictable,” a source who will be making picks over the next few days told PFT. “It is a complete crapshoot.”
So, let the games begin.