2019 NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray selected with first pick by Cardinals

first_img Beau Lund April 26, 2019 /Sports News – National 2019 NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray selected with first pick by Cardinals Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAndy Lyons/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was taken with the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.Murray becomes the second straight Sooner quarterback selected with the first pick after former teammate Baker Mayfield was selected No. 1 by the Cleveland Browns in 2018.Read on to learn more about all the first round picks in Thursday night’s draft:1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, OklahomaThe 2018 Heisman Trophy winner ranked in the top five nationally in passing efficiency, passing yardage, passing touchdowns and rushing yardage by a quarterback.2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio StateThe Ohio State pass rusher started the first three games of 2018 before an injured core muscle forced him to miss the rest of the season. In 2017, Bosa was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection. He is the brother of defensive end Joey Bosa, who was drafted by the San Diego Chargers No. 3 overall in 2016.3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, AlabamaThe red-shirt junior was an Associated Press first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection, starting 15 times in 2018 and leading the Tide with 18.5 tackles for loss among his 70 total stops.4. Oakland Raiders: Clelin Ferrell, DE, ClemsonThe first-team All-ACC selection and winner of the Ted Hendricks Award racked up 53 stops, 19.5 for loss, 11.5 sacks, four pass breakups, and three forced fumbles in 15 starts.5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSUThe junior garnered first-team All-SEC and Associated Press All-American accolades, as well as winning the Butkus Award as the top linebacker in the country after starting 12 of 13 games played. White led the Tigers with 123 stops, 12 of which went for losses including three sacks, six pass breakups, and three forced fumbles.6. New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB, DukeIn 2018, Jones completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 2,674 yards, 22 touchdowns, and nine interceptions on the year. He starred in the team’s bowl game, throwing for 423 yards and five touchdowns in their win over Temple.7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Allen, DE, KentuckyThe first-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-SEC pick led the Wildcats with 88 tackles in 13 games, tied for sixth nationally with 21.5 tackles for loss and ranked second in the FBS in both sacks and forced fumbles.8. Detroit Lions: T.J. Hockenson, TE, IowaIn 2018, Hockenson won the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end and the Big Ten Tight End of the Year award, along with first-team all-conference honors. He started 13 contests in 2018, leading the team with 49 catches for 760 yards and six touchdowns.9. Buffalo Bills: Ed Oliver, DT, HoustonOliver started eight games, 54 tackles, team-high 14.5 for loss, three sacks and two pass breakups, earning second-team All-AAC honors and third-team All-American notice from the Associated Press.10. Pittsburgh Steelers (after trade with Denver Broncos): Devin Bush, ILB, MichiganBush led the Wolverines with 80 stops, 9.5 for loss, five sacks, and six pass breakups in 12 games. The team captain was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and an Associated Press second-team All-American.11. Cincinnati Bengals: Jonah Williams, OL, AlabamaWilliams started all 15 games at left tackle in 2018, earning a spot as a Outland Trophy finalist, receiving unanimous first-team All-American notice and repeating as a first-team All-SEC selection.12. Green Bay Packers: Rashan Gary, DE, MichiganIn 2017, Gary was a first-team All-Big Ten honors with 66 stops, 12 for loss, and six sacks in 13 starts. Gary was a first-team pick again as a junior, compiling 44 tackles, seven for loss, and 3.5 sacks in 12 games.13. Miami Dolphins: Christian Wilkins, DT, ClemsonWilkins was a first-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-ACC selection for his play, which helped the Tigers win their second national title since he arrived on campus.14. Chris Lindstrom, OL, Boston CollegeLindstrom started at right guard for all 13 games in 2016 before earning second-team All-ACC honors as a junior, splitting time between right guard and right tackle. He stuck at right guard for all 12 games in 2018, earning Associated Press third-team All-American and first-team All-ACC notice.15. Washington Redskins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio StateIn 2018, Haskins was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and lead the team to a Big Ten title. He was also a third-team All-American, leading the nation with 4,831 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes in 14 starts.16. Carolina Panthers: Brian Burns, DE, Florida StateBurns led his team with 15.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks among his 52 stops, while also breaking up three passes and forcing three fumbles.17. New York Giants: Dexter Lawrence, DT, ClemsonLawrence was first-team All-ACC as a junior, starting 13 games for the Tigers, recording 44 tackles, 7.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks and three pass breakups.18. Minnesota Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina StateAs a senior in 2018, Bradbury was a full-time starter and won the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s top center. He also received first-team All-ACC and Associated Press All-American honors.19. Tennessee Titans: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi StateIn 2018, Simmons started all 13 games and was voted first-team all conference as well as an Associated Press third-team All-American. He started all 13 games in 2018, leading his team with 17 tackles for loss.20. Denver Broncos: Noah Fant, TE, IowaThe junior garnered first-team All-Big Ten notice and third-team All-American honors from the Associated Press.21. Green Bay Packers (after trade with Seattle Seahawks): Darnell Savage Jr. S, MarylandAs a senior, Savage earned second-team all-conference notice with four interceptions, two pass breakups, and 52 tackles.22. Philadelphia Eagles (after trade with Baltimore Ravens): Andre Dillard, OL, Washington StateDillard earned first-team All-Pac-12, starting in all 13 games his senior year. He was also named third-team All-American by the Associated Press.23. Houston Texans: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama StateCoaches in Howard’s conference named him the Hornets’ only first-team all-conference selection in 2018 after he started 10 games at right tackle.24. Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, AlabamaIn 2018, Jacobs rushed for 640 yards and scored 11 touchdowns in 15 games. He also caught 20 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 2018 SEC Championship Game with 86 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries.25. Baltimore Ravens: Marquise Brown, WR, OklahomaThe wide receiver was eighth in the nation in receiving yards in 2018 (1,318 yards) and had 10 touchdowns. He joins his quarterback, Murray, as the second player selected from the Sooners.26. Washington Redskins: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi StateSweat, at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, ran an incredible 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, but dropped due to concerns about a heart condition discovered during physicals.27. Oakland Raiders: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi StateAbram becomes the second straight Mississippi State defensive player selected. The speedy safety had 84 tackles and two interceptions last season for the Bulldogs. He is the third selection of the first round for the Raiders.28. San Diego Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre DameThe 6-foot-6, 290-pound run stuffer also had eight sacks last season. He had 4 1/2 sacks as a junior.29. Seattle Seahawks (after trade with Kansas City): L.J. Collier, DE, TCUCollier will likely replace the veteran Frank Clark, who was traded earlier in the day for this selection. Collier had 11 1/2 tackles for loss and six sacks as a senior.30. New York Giants (after trade with Seattle): Deandre Baker, CB, GeorgiaBaker is the first cornerback off the board and rated by many prognosticators as the best. He had two interceptions and nine pass breakups last season, but was rarely targeted due to his ability.31. Atlanta Falcons (after trade with St. Louis): Kaleb McGary, OT, WashingtonThe 6-foot-7, 317-pound behemoth will strengthen up the offensive line for Matt Ryan. The line gave up 42 sacks last season (13th in the league).32. New England Patriots: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona StateHarry was first-team All-Pac 12 as both a junior and senior and had 1,088 receiving yards last season. The 6-foot-2, 228-pound player is a possession receiver, not a speedster.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more