Kyler Murray

4 Teams That Could Trade Up for Kyler Murray in 2019 NFL Draft

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The conversation surrounding ​Kyler Murray is dominating the NFL landscape right now. There's buzz connecting him to the ​Arizona Cardinals at the No. 1 pick, and breadcrumbs saying he could be an member of the ​Oakland Raiders or New York Giants. Even something as mundane as Murray's ​height is stirring up controversy in the media.


And this buzz forces NFL fans to wonder if Murray could ultimately land with their team. Let's take a look at four teams that could trade up for the Heisman Trophy winner in the 2019 NFL Draft.

4. Washington Redskins (No. 15)

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After the heartbreaking injury to Alex Smith, the Washington Redskins are in the market for a franchise quarterback. While Washington is currently slated to pick 15th in this year's NFL Draft, owner Daniel Snyder has made a massive draft day trade in the past. In 2012, the Redskins traded three first-round picks and a second-round pick to trade up to No. 2 in order to draft Robert Griffin III. You'd think Washington would've learned a lesson from this, but it can't be ruled out. 

3. Miami Dolphins (No. 13)

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Similarly, the Miami Dolphins might be in the market for a new quarterback, as Ryan Tannehill's future with the team is murky at best. The Dolphins would have to give up a lot to trade up for Murray, but they own all of their picks in the first six rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft, so it's certainly possible that the Phins make a deal.

2. New York Giants (No. 6)

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There is a lot of uncertainty in New York right now. It seems like half of the team's fans want the Giants to move on from Eli Manning, while the other half want the organization to respect the aging quarterback and let him go out on his own terms. The Giants own the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, which could help facilitate a deal. Trading up for Murray would bring Manning's career full-circle, as New York famously traded for him during the 2004 NFL Draft.

1. Oakland Raiders (No. 4, No. 24, No. 27)

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Jon Gruden's Oakland Raiders might be the most unpredictable team in the NFL. The Raiders seemingly have their franchise quarterback in Derek Carr, but his future with the team now looks to be up in the air as rumors of Gruden's infatuation with Murray start to swirl. Oakland has more draft capital than any other team in the league after trading franchise cornerstones, Khalil Mack to the Bears and Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. If Gruden decides Murray is his guy, he certainly has the assets to get a deal done.

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