It may be a bit of a cop out, but ESPN put out a list of 15 players who landed in a perfect spot.
You’d hope the first overall pick would be on it, and they didn’t disappoint, as Matt Bowen talks about Murray’s fit with Arizona and Mike Clay projects his statistical output.
Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals (Pick No. 1)
Clay’s 2019 projections: 3,798 passing yards with 22 TDs and 14 INTs; 100 carries for 558 yards and three TDs
First, that’s an incredible rookie season, but for the Cardinals it would be the sixth most yards passing in team history, and the 11th most passing touchdowns in team history in a single season.
That is historic.
Bowen agrees with Clay’s projections:
I wrote last month about the top fits for quarterbacks in this class, and I called Murray an “easy fit” in Kliff Kingsbury’s scheme in Arizona. Under Kingsbury, there will be some carryover from Murray’s playbook at Oklahoma, with a combination of Air Raid and pro-style route concepts. Plus, we should expect Kingsbury to cater to Murray’s dual-threat ability with QB-designed runs and run-pass option concepts.
Remember, Murray completed almost 70 percent of his passes in 2018. He’s a natural thrower from the pocket -- just check out the ball placement in the highlight clip below -- with the rare ability to attack opposing defenses in multiple ways. And I expect Kingsbury to draw up some dynamic game plans for Murray in 2019.
Getting over 4,000 yards from scrimmage from a rookie quarterback and 25 total touchdowns would surely be a boost for the Cardinals not only offensively, but as a team overall.