3 Players the Cardinals Could Take at No. 1 in the NFL Draft Instead of Kyler Murray

By Dan O'Shea
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The Arizona Cardinals have the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and most reports have them selecting Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. However, Josh Rosen is still on the roster, and there has been some recent buzz indicating Arizona could pass on Murray.

If the Cardinals decide to pick another player, here are three prospects they could select at No. 1 overall.

3. Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

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Josh Allen absolutely dominated during his final season at Kentucky, amassing 88 total tackles, 17 sacks and five forced fumbles. Allen even earned himself the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is awarded to the nation's best defender. The Kentucky product proved he's a force to be reckoned with, and he could be an excellent fit in Arizona playing alongside Chandler Jones.

2. Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

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Picking someone as versatile and disruptive as Quinnen Williams could be a home run for the Cardinals. Williams tallied eight sacks and 71 total tackles last season. The Alabama product also grabbed headlines with his 4.87 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, which is impressive for a man who weighs 303 pounds. If the Cardinals do pick Williams, he could potentially anchor their defensive line for years to come.

1. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

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Despite missing over half the season with a core injury, Nick Bosa proved he could be a top pick in the NFL Draft. Bosa had four sacks, a forced fumble and a touchdown in just three games during his final season with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Now that he's fully healthy, Bosa is arguably the most talented player in this class and could go No. 1 overall.

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