Ian Book, Notre Dame
If you can compare one man to Kyler Murray in this draft, it’s Ian Book. No, he has nowhere near Murray’s arm talent or throwing accuracy, but you can see several qualities likening the two quarterbacks. Book measures in at just 6 feet in height and weighs 205, per Athlon Sports 2021 NFL Draft Guide.
He can also run, having posted 1,518 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns throughout his career at Notre Dame. He has experience, having played in 48 career games and 36 starts, with a 31-5 record.
If the Cardinals take a flyer on the undersized product best suited for moving pockets, preferably supplemented with a horizontal passing game, he can develop into a long-term backup. Best yet, he can become a clear upgrade over Streveler, McDonald, and in time, even McCoy.
Book never threw for over 3,100 yards in a single season. And his 63.8 career accuracy and 20 total interceptions over 4 seasons at Notre Dame show that he can be an adequate game manager.