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Kyler Murray's odds to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft have been quite the roller coaster since early March, but Tuesday's drop shows the ride could be far from over.
Many thought the 5-foot-10 quarterback would be a late first-round pick prior to his winning the 2018 Heisman Trophy. But once Murray publicly committed to playing football instead of baseball, his draft stock began to soar. Fast forward to April and Murray was the heavy favorite to be the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Kyler Murray's #NFLDraft odds ? to be the No. 1 overall pick in the #NFLDraft2019 since March 3, 2019 ? via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) April 23, 2019
March 3: +160
March 5: +110?
March 7: -350?
March 8: -420?
April 19: -1000?
April 23: -600? pic.twitter.com/Sb2gH9HGyz
Murray's odds taking a big dive aren't the only notable shift either. Former Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams' odds of being the first pick in this year's draft have risen dramatically.
Odds to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 #NFLDraft since April 10, 2019, via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) April 23, 2019
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Murray's odds of being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals have dropped accordingly, while his odds to be picked by the Miami Dolphins have increased to +700. The Dolphins don't pick until No. 13, so they'll likely have to trade up if they want a shot at Murray.
? Notable recent line movement ? on Kyler Murray's #NFLDraft odds to be selected by the Arizona #Cardinals in Thursday's #NFLDraft2019 via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) April 23, 2019
April 19: ➖1⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣?
April 23: ➖6⃣0⃣0⃣? pic.twitter.com/X6Jx9JzLMi
While Murray is still the heavy favorite to be picked No. 1 overall, going from -1000 to -600 is nothing to shrug off. Especially when Williams' odds of replacing Murray as the first pick more than tripled.
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