Kyler Murray is still widely expected to be taken by the Arizona Cardinals with the top overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but one analyst believes the Heisman Trophy winner could be in big trouble if the team decides to go in another direction.
CBS college football analyst Aaron Taylor believes Murray is a perfect fit for Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, but he questions whether or not he would enjoy success in another team’s system. Because of that, Taylor said this week that he would not be surprised if Murray falls out of the first round if the Cardinals pass on him.
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“You cannot deny the perfect match of offensive philosophy, style and skillset,” he said. “If Arizona doesn’t take Murray, he could possibly fall all the way out of the first round.”
Of course, that is just one person’s opinion. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report wrote in his “10-Point Stance” column this week that all signs still point the Cardinals drafting Murray, but he said most people would not be surprised if the Oakland Raiders made a “big move up” in the first round for Murray. That would seemingly indicate that Arizona is not the only team that believes in the former Oklahoma star.
Murray turned down more money than we initially realized when he decided to pursue a career in the NFL over playing for the Oakland A’s, so he must be fairly confident he’s going to be a first-round pick. As long as the Cardinals want him, nothing else really matters.