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What is going on with the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft?

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NFL: Arizona Cardinals- Kliff Kingsbury Press Conference Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

We are into the home stretch.

While the rumors and questions continue to swirl.

While every sentence is broken down, while speculation runs rampant and questions abound we are still, closing in on the 2019 NFL Draft.

In 24 short days we’ll know who the Arizona Cardinals or someone will be taking at one.

The rumors of Kyler Murray continue to swirl but there are a couple of key entries into the database now.

Murray was wined and dined with the Oakland Raiders and the word on the street is Jon Gruden loves him some Murray.

Long ago someone whispered to me two interesting things about the Raiders.

They allegedly don’t want to have three rookie contracts come up at the same time, so they want to trade up somewhere in round one.

They allegedly have asked what the price would be to move up. Not a formal thing, but due diligence.

That begs the question, is Murray the target?

If the Cardinals are set on Murray, they are not going to show their hand regarding a Josh Rosen trade. Mum’s been the word and continues to be.

There are some who think that the Cardinals prefer Quinnen Williams over anyone else. That’s where the Raiders would come in to play. If the Cardinals trade down to four, they better have solid enough info that QW is there. If the Raiders move to one to take Murray, Nick Bosa is a lock at two which means the Jets, who may still want to get some payback for the Kliff Kingsbury signing, could be the wrench in the plan.

The more intriguing aspect is that there continues to be talk that if the Cardinals do not take Murray at one but instead sit and take Bosa or Williams, the 49ers could inherent quite the bounty of picks for Murray with the Raiders and Redskins, plus a dark horse team all interested in making the move… Ahh brothers.

No matter what, the Cardinals own the draft right now… the question remains will they own it when all the names are called on Thursday night.