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#pounditTuesday, January 31, 2023

Report: Cardinals truly have not finalized decision for No. 1 pick

Kyler Murray

The Arizona Cardinals have done everything they can to create the impression that they have not decided whether to take Kyler Murray or another player with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft, and they may actually be telling the truth.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Monday that Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, head coach Kliff Kingsbury and owner Michael Bidwill plan to meet in the coming days to go over their options for the No. 1 pick. They have also received inquiries from teams interested in trading up to their spot.

It has been widely reported that the Cardinals are set on drafting Murray, but Keim said last week that no decision has been made and the media must know more than he does about his own team. If what Rapoport was told is accurate, Keim was not lying.

The Cardinals could still decide that Josh Rosen is a good fit for Kingsbury’s system, and Kingsbury has done nothing but praise the team’s 2018 first-round pick. We know of at least one team that might look to move up for Murray, so perhaps Arizona will be presented with an offer it can’t refuse.


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