Kyler Murray Tells Cardinals Who To Take In 2020 NFL Draft
Kyler Murray told the Cardinals who to take in the 2020 NFL Draft. It will be interesting to see if the team listens.
Heading into April’s big event, Arizona holds the number eight overall pick.
With their quarterback of the future in place, now the Cardinals need to surround the 22-year-old with some talent.
On that note, Murray had an idea as to who the team could pair him up with if they wanted to see something truly special unfold next year.
That person? Former Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.
Murray is not alone in his appreciation for Lamb’s work. Most analysts have the 20-year-old listed as a surefire top ten selection.
During his time with the Sooners, Lamb amassed 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns on 62 catches in 2019.
Back in 2018, with Murray throwing to him, Lamb recorded 1,158 yards and 11 touchdowns on 65 catches.
“Me and CeeDee have a great relationship,” Murray said.
“That’s one of my boys. I would obviously be very fond of that pick. Obviously, I don’t make the choices. I’m here for whatever.
“But yeah, if we pick CeeDee, that would be great. We have a very comfortable relationship. I’ve played with him, I’ve been with him for years, so yeah, I don’t think that would be a bad pick at all.”
This is perhaps the best wide receiver class to hit the draft in a decade, so it will be interesting to see if the Cardinals take advantage. Alone with Lamb, Alabama’s Jordy Jeudy is also going to be highly sought after.
The only real question at this point is whether Arizona really wants to spend a first round pick on a wide receiver right now.
Over the past two years, the Cardinals have used second-round picks on Christian Kirk and Andy Isabella. Given the depth at the position in this year’s proceedings, presumably they will be able to find some lesser known options in the later rounds.
Meanwhile, Arizona still badly needs help on the offensive line and could use some tweaks on the defensive side of the ball.
Getting weapons for Murray is obviously important, but generally speaking it is easier to do that than find solid players for some of the less glamorous positions.
With the NFL Draft still two months away, it will be interesting to see what direction the team ultimately goes in with their first round selection.
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