1. Kyler Murray – QB
Who else would it have been? The discussion pertaining to the 2019 NFL off-season starts and ends with Kyler Murray. After going No. 9 overall in the 2018 MLB draft, Murray decided to start at quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and proceeded to win the Heisman Trophy by setting the college football landscape ablaze with truly electrifying play.
The Cardinals were able to look past Murray’s 5-foot-10, 207-pound frame and see the perfect match for Kliff Kingsbury’s Air Raid offense. With an arm compared to Patrick Mahomes and legs that project to have low 4.3 speed, Murray has star potential and then some. But nobody expected him to be here, and that’s what is so intriguing about the situation.
Nobody expected Murray to win the Heisman Trophy by tallying over 5,300 total yards and 52 total touchdowns, but he did. Even after winning the award and putting on an impressive display in what most assumed to be his final career football game, nobody expected him to be an NFL player. But, here we are.
Murray doesn’t just have star potential. He has the North American sports world watching his every step. He’s a top-ten pick in both the MLB and NFL drafts, he’s the former Heisman Trophy winner, he’s undersized, he’s the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, he’s an exciting talent, he’s replacing Josh Rosen, and he’s in an offense built for his play-style. He shouldn’t be on this list, because he’s already a star.
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