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Kyler Murray has had quite the whirlwind last few months, going from top MLB prospect to top NFL draft prospect after winning the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma. 


After he declared his intention to play football, most draft scouts projected him just outside of the Top 10, going to a quarterback-needy team like Miami or Washington. But a lot has changed since then. Murray is now the overwhelming betting favorite to be the No. 1 pick on FanDuel Sportsbook.

There's been a ton of buzz around Murray going No. 1 to the Cardinals recently. Their head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, reportedly loves Murray and even recruited him at Texas Tech. There have also been trade rumors surrounding current starter Josh Rosen.


But still, seeing Murray's odds go that high is surprising given how many question marks 5'10" quarterbacks typically face and the fact that the Cardinals just drafted Rosen in the first round last year. 


Regardless, Murray is now the favorite to be drafted with the No. 1 overall pick according to the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, just months after he didn't know if he was going to play football at all. 

It's a meteoric rise for a player who wasn't even a full-time starter until 2018, but if he does go No. 1 overall then Arizona might have a Top 5 offense in 2019. That's obviously why the Cardinals are considering making this move just a year after drafting Rosen. Between Murray and Kingsbury, the potential future in Arizona looks far brighter.

And his odds to be picked No. 1-6 have skyrocketed even more on FanDuel Sportsbook, going from -300 to -1000 to -2500. 


Let's just say, we hope you got in your bets on Murray before this change occurred.


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