Former Cardinals QB Matt Leinart Thinks Team Will Draft Kyler Murray No. 1
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners scrambles with the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Once the measurements came out for Kyler Murray on Thursday, scouts and media members immediately changed their stance on where he could land in the upcoming NFL Draft. Although there are a few concerns about his stature, the Oklahoma superstar has the potential to be a game-changing player.Considering that Kliff Kingsbury is now the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, many people believe he’ll want to select Murray with the No. 1 overall pick. This isn’t the craziest theory because the former Texas Tech coach raved about the Heisman Trophy winner in the past.Regardless of all the rumors surrounding Murray to Arizona, the reality is that management might give Josh Rosen another chance. The UCLA product still hasn’t shown his ceiling, and his rookie season was derailed by changes to the coaching staff.Well, it appears former Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart believes Murray deserves to be the first player taken off the board.Leinart went on Twitter to post his prediction for this upcoming draft, which would change the landscape of the league.Check it out:Kliff Kingsbury and Az will draft Kyler Murray #1. He is a franchise changing Qb in that system. Question will be: who trades for Rosen? #twoyounggunslingers— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) February 28, 2019It’d be interesting to see Murray playing for Arizona, especially in an uptempo offense. His skillset might actually fit better for Kingsbury’s scheme than Rosen because of his athletic ability.Rosen would instantly become one of the top trade targets in the league, as teams like the New England Patriots might have interest.With the rest of the NFC West featuring top quarterbacks in Russell Wilson, Jared Goff and Jimmy Garoppolo, it could be time for the Cardinals to find their own superstar gunslinger.