With just under 36 hours to go before the 2019 NFL Draft kicks off, anticipation continues to build as the Arizona Cardinals are "on the clock" with the first overall pick. Rumors and mind games are the norm during draft time but the run up to this year's draft has been quite interesting. Arizona, and its new head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, have been in love with the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners, Kyler Murray.
Here's the thing...Arizona traded up in the 2018 draft to grab former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. While Rosen's rookie season didn't measure up to that of Baker Mayfield, Arizona's talent level had been severely diminished from what it had been in the past. Injuries to star running back David Johnson didn't help the matter either. In the age of reduced rookie contracts, NFL teams have been quicker to cut bait on draft choices. But was the 2018 season really emblematic of Rosen's potential? And is Murray worth the risk to take at #1 overall?
In most cases, when a team is selecting first overall in the draft, they're there for a reason. That team has holes that need to be filled with the best talent available. The question for the Arizona Cardinals front office (and its fan base) is whether or not they think the QB position is a hole that needs to be filled.
Either way, in just a short while we'll all know who the potential new stars of the NFL will be and where they will be playing.