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NFL.com reports, Kyler Murray almost universally believed to be the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals

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The absurdness of the 2019 offseason for the NFL has officially kicked into high gear.

Why? Well, simply by the fact that reports are moving from “we are hearing,” or “they have shown interest in,” to this from Kimberly Jones:

”In terms of Murray, people are beginning to believe almost universally he will indeed be the No. 1 pick in this draft by the Arizona Cardinals,” Jones reported during NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.

That is a crazy statement.

Maybe it’s true, but at this point in the process, where the Cardinals have yet to interview or sit down with even a dozen prospects, they’ve already made a franchise altering choice?

This isn’t a knock on Murray. If the Cardinals believe him to be the best player in the draft, then take him, I’m a firm believer in that method as long as you don’t have a young, entrenched starter in place.

However, the grades are not even started yet. If they’ve decided that Murray is the guy, then they were always drafting him, from the moment they hired Kliff Kingsbury. This weekend does not make that difference for the Cardinals to forsake last year completely, including their first round pick in 2018, Josh Rosen

I don’t discount Miss Jones reporting, in fact I’m sure there is a consensus that the Cardinals are going to take Kyler Murray.

However, I’d put legitimate questions to the idea the Arizona Cardinals have made their decision on the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.