Cardinals still mulling top pick

By | April 17, 2019

Cardinals claim to be still mulling top pick … If we are a week or so from the draft, it must be time for NFL G.M.s and head coaches to meet with their local medias for the expressed purpose of saying as little as possible about their actual draft plans. So Arizona G.M. Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury pretty much stuck to the script yesterday in their pre-draft presser when they claimed that the Cardinals still haven’t decided what they will do with the #1 pick overall in next week’s draft. According to Keim: “We are not done with this process. We have not made a decision on the first overall pick. Secondly, there are a number of players in my opinion and our scouts’ opinion and our coaching staff’s opinion that warrant being the first overall selection.” Of course, just about everyone with a heartbeat in the NFL expects the Cardinals to select former Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray when they get on the clock with the first pick overall next Thursday evening and that the current hesitation is designed to try and inflate the market for a possible trade for QB Josh Rosen whom Arizona selected with a top ten pick last year. Indeed, the Cardinals still appear to be aggressively trying to find a trade partner for Rosen, while there have been some rumors that they have already entered into contract negotiations with Murray. At the same time, though, the article hints that just maybe that there are some lingering concerns in the Cardinals’ organization about Murray’s commitment to football given the fact that he was a first-round pick in MLB’s amateur draft last year. In the end, we may not know for sure until around 8:15 PM ET on April 25th. Stay tuned!