Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray taken 1st overall by Cardinals
Oklahoma QB was also drafted by MLB's Athletics in 2018
For the second time in a year, Arizona went QB, having moved up from 15th overall to 10th in 2018 to grab Josh Rosen. NFL teams simply don't do that, but with a new coach in college-trained Kliff Kingsbury, the Cardinals made the bold move. At least until they likely move Rosen elsewhere in a trade.
"I feel we can be very dangerous," Murray said. "He's one of the best in the world at calling plays. I can't wait to get up there with him. It's been a long time coming and I hope he feels the same."
Kyler Murray joins Scott Burrell as the second person to ever be selected in the first round of any two major sports.<br><br>Burrell was the 26th overall pick (Mariners) in the 1989 MLB Draft and the 20th overall pick (Hornets) pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. <a href="https://t.co/JetFZ9QwTI">pic.twitter.com/JetFZ9QwTI</a>—@CBSSportsHQ
Murray becomes the 22nd Heisman Trophy winner to go first overall. He also is the second straight Sooners quarterback to pull it off: Baker Mayfield went to Cleveland in 2018.
Murray's selection is historic in a number of ways.
He is the first person ever to be a first-round pick in both the Major League Baseball and NFL drafts, after the Oakland Athletics drafted him ninth overall last summer. Murray pledged to pay back his $4.66 million US signing bonus to the A's when announcing in February that he would be committed to football full-time moving forward.
49ers do as expected
Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa went to San Francisco as expected. The 49ers have used a first-round selection on four defensive linemen in the past five drafts.
Bosa is considered the top pass rusher in this group. His older brother, Joey, plays for the Chargers and was the 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year. Their father also played in the NFL.
"Good genes, man," Bosa said with a laugh. "It's a new journey. I'm so excited to finally be back on a team. I can't wait to get to work. This is all the work I've put in since I was seven years old and it's finally here."
Bosa is the highest Ohio State draft pick since offensive tackle Orlando Pace went No. 1 to St. Louis in 1997. He missed all but three games last season with a core muscle injury, but already had exhibited the kind of playmaking that lifts players to loft status. Such as the second pick in the draft.
The Jets, widely speculated to trade the third pick, used it on Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, considered by some scouts the best player in this draft. Not even a starter before 2018, Williams won the Outland Trophy last season and is Alabama's highest drafted defensive player since linebacker Cornelius Bennett went No. 2 overall in 1987.
With files from Field Level Media