Kyler Murray picked No. 1 overall in 2019 NFL Draft

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Oklahoma's Kyler Murray is drafted No. 1 overall by Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday in Nashville. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
Oklahoma's Kyler Murray is drafted No. 1 overall by Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday in Nashville. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo

NASHVILLE, April 25 (UPI) -- Dark clouds covered huge crowds in the streets of Nashville Thursday as the 2019 NFL Draft took place.

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray fulfilled a prophecy from his former college coach, Kliff Kingsbury, by being selected with the No. 1 overall pick. Kingsbury said in 2018 that he would select Murray with the top pick if he ever had the opportunity. He was hired this off-season to coach the Arizona Cardinals. His first order of business was drafting the Heisman Trophy winner.


Baker Mayfield was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, making it back-to-back years that an Oklahoma quarterback has gone No. 1 overall.

"I knew they were very fond of me," Murray said. "But I'm the type of guy where I really didn't believe anything until I got that phone call."

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The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft

1. Arizona Cardinals

Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

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2. San Francisco 49ers

Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

3. New York Jets

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Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama


4. Oakland Raiders

Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Devin White, LB, LSU

6. New York Giants

Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky

8. Detroit Lions

T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

9. Buffalo Bills

Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver Broncos)

Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

11. Cincinnati Bengals

Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama

12. Green Bay Packers

Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

13. Miami Dolphins

Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

14. Atlanta Falcons

Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College

15. Washington Redskins

Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

16. Carolina Panthers

Brian Burns, DE, Florida State

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns)

Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

18. Minnesota Vikings

Garrett Bradury, C, N.C. State

19. Tennessee Titans

Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State


20. Denver Broncos (fromPittsburgh Steelers)

Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle Seahawks)

Darnell Savage, Jr., S, Maryland

22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore Ravens)

Andre Dillard, T, Washington State

23. Houston Texans

Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears)

Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia Eagles)

Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

26. Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis Colts)

Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys)

Johnathan Abram, DB, Mississippi State

28. Los Angeles Chargers

Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City Chiefs)

L.J. Collier, DE, TCU

30. New York Giants (from Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints)

DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

31. Atlanta Falcons (from Los Angeles Rams

Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

32. New England Patriots

N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

The second round and third round of the 2019 NFL Draft is at 7 p.m. EDT Friday in Nashville.


Moments from the 2019 NFL Draft

Christian Wilkins jumps into the arms of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
Christian Wilkins (L) from Clemson jumps into the arms of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked 13th overall by Miami Dolphins. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI

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