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Friday, September 20, 2019

Cardinals GM says team has not decided on No. 1 pick

Arizona Cardinals

The NFL Draft begins in a little over a week, and the Arizona Cardinals say they still have not decided on the top pick.

The Cardinals have been on the clock for months as the team picking first overall. There are many people who believe they are going to take Kyler Murray, but general manager Steve Keim told reporters on Tuesday that the team is still evaluating options and has not made a decision.

It should be noted that the Cardinals have plenty of incentive to keep their intentions close to the vest. If they are planning to draft Murray, that likely means they are going to trade Josh Rosen. They could be trying to keep Rosen’s trade value intact as long as possible by insisting they are unsure what they will do with the No. 1 pick, or they could truly be torn.

One analyst said this week that he is starting to feel much less confident that the Cardinals will take Murray. We know Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury loves Murray, but he has also had very high praise for Rosen recently. Only one of the two can be his starting quarterback going into 2019.

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