Kyler Murray Remains Favorite to Be No. 1 Pick in 2019 NFL Draft With Quinnen Williams Gaining Steam

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29:  Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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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.

However, Murray's odds have now taken a huge hit less than 72 hours away from this Thursday's NFL Draft, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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.

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.

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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