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    2019 NFL Draft: Cardinals coach adds more mystery to what Arizona might do with the top pick
    • By John Breech
    • Mar 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET • 2 min read
    If you're looking for any hints on what the Cardinals might do with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft this year, don't look to Kliff Kingsbury, because he's definitely not offering any.

    Over the past month, the Cardinals new coach has been as vague as possible about what his team might do with the top pick and those vague comments continued over the weekend during an interview with NFL.com.

    Will the Cardinals select Kyler Murray? Will they trade away Josh Rosen? Will they trade out of the top spot?




    Kingsbury offered zero hints.

    "I think everything's on the table," Kingsbury said. "When you have that first pick, you've gotta turn over every stone and look at every scenario that's out there, and so we're definitely doing that."

    The Cardinals have definitely been turning over every stone when it comes to Murray. Not only did they meet with him individuallyat the NFL Combine, but they had a private meeting with him following his Pro Day at Oklahoma on March 14. Also, let's not forget about the fact that back in October, the then Texas Tech coach said he would select Murray if he were an NFL coach and had the No. 1 overall pick.

    Now, that doesn't necessarily mean the Cards plan to select Murray and that's because the Cardinals coach has also hinted that his team might keep Josh Rosen. Kingsbury has gone on the record multiple times this offseasonsaying that the team is committed to Rosen for now, and Kingsbury re-affirmed those feelings over the weekend.

    "I do [think Rosen could remain with the team]. I do," Kingsbury said. "I mean, when you have the first pick, anything can happen, as you know, but you know, he's a talented player, and we're very high on him and that hasn't changed."




    On the other hand, Kingsbury also left the door slightly open for a possible Rosen trade.

    "I've talked to Josh and he understands it's a business and what all goes with the first pick and what's going on," the coach said.

    With more than a month to go until the draft, there's also the possibility that the Cardinals just aren't sure what they're going to do with the pick yet, which Kingsbury pointed out during his interview with NFL.com.

    "We haven't [decided what we're going to do with the top pick]. We haven't. We're a long ways from that," Kingsbury said. "You know, coaches on the road, scouts from the road, private workouts, pro days. And we won't even discuss until next week and try to fill our board and go from there."

    Of course, it's possible they know exactly what they're going to do and what you just read is the first-year NFL coach throwing out draft smokescreens like a grizzled veteran.




    If the Cardinals do end up trading Rosen and drafting Murray, they'd become the first team since the 1982-83 Baltimore Colts to use a first-round pick on a quarterback in consecutive drafts.

    If you're wondering where Murray might end up, make sure to check out our mock draft page here at CBSSports.com. Of our six writers, all six of them have Murray going with the top pick, but only four of them have him going to the Cardinals. To find out where the other two writers have Murray going, make sure to click here.
     
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    Just saw that..and I have to say, his overall tone and demeanor doesn't seem to support the keeping of Rosen. Of course, this is just my perception. But, it's like the "right now"stuff with Keim. You just don't do that with a young QB you drafted last year to be your qbotf. Imo Of course, the flip side to all this is that it is leveraging to get the most potential offers on the table from QB needy teams. We shall see
     
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    Funny thing is if we stay at one and take Bosa we could be handing the 49ers a kings ransom by somebody trading up for Murray.
     
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    I have to agree. As much as I don't want them to go in that direction I am beginning to believe the only question left to answer is what do we get for Rosen. Just these comments alone would piss me off if I was Rosen.
     
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    I'll be honest.. perception again, but I think all this was a forgone conclusion. I truly believe Kingsbury wouldn't even be our head coach right now if he had to work with Rosen. I think it was all set up well in advance and he made his case about a package deal. Any coincidence Kyler declared the next day? I don't believe in those...annnnywho, total speculation, obviously. But if true, would make ya appreciate the planning of something so intricate by our front office. Lol

    But I agree as well about Rosen. Regardless of the whole business spin, he doesn't seem like a dude that would handle this well. At all....and I get it. I would be a little bummed as well.
     
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    Who knows, maybe they've already informed Rosen he will be traded? Then again maybe not, inside info today gets leaked rather quickly. From the looks of things I would say Rosen will be traded, if they keep him then the cardinals put up the best smokescreen ever?
     
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    I think that's the biggest argument against it being a smokescreen. Why put your qbotf through this? Business decision be damned. This guy isn't a 30 something yr old vet..he is a young guy that needs to be supported. This isnt how you do that. Jmo
     
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    Only if that team thinks the raiders want Murray, otherwise no? Jets have their QB as do the 49ers.
     
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    Really!

    Name the teams, as I've yet to hear of any at the top of the draft with an interest, let alone a willingness to pay a premium?
     
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    I get a feeling that is exactly what teams would be thinking. If Murray doesn't go 1, teams who want him would be nervous about the raiders.
     
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    Murray may indeed end up being a star & we'll all be glad the cardinals got this right? Too big of a chance to take imo, simply keep Rosen, give him better protection & receivers & see what happens. Either take Bosa or trade down for more picks. We all want the cardinals to be good next season, closest path to that imo is more talent so acquire picks.
     
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    Why worry?

    Oakland, with all of 12 sacks last season, desperately needs a pass rusher.
     
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    You are less likely to show your hand whatsoever if you aren't in the driver seat, like the Cardinals are. Doesn't make much sense to come out and openly want a certain QB if you are out of the top 5-10 picks. Regardless, Murray and Haskins would require that premium. IMO of course
     
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    Then the raiders would have little time to put up a smokescreen, around 30 minutes. That is if they do not want Murray?
    Allen & Bosa would be gone at that point, who's left as an elite pass rusher?
     
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    Because they have David Carr's brother. Lol
     

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