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Thursday around the NFL has been filled with smoke. With that smoke comes some fire. As the league’s 32 teams prepare for the start of the 2019 NFL Draft in the matter of a few hours, reports are trickling in regarding what might happen.

That includes the Arizona Cardinals selecting at No. 1 overall. Long linked to reigning Heisman winner Kyler Murray, it’s not a foregone conclusion that Arizona goes quarterback.

At the very least, that’s what sources close to the organization are leaking to the media.



According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, some in the desert firmly believe that Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is the best and most-dominant player in the draft.

This came mere minutes after NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport noted that Williams and Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa visited the Cardinals’ headquarters together. It was a way for the team to compare the two.

Whether this means Bosa or Williams are actually options at one remains to be seen. What we do know is that both would help overhaul a defense that struggled last season.

Even then, common logic continues to suggest that Arizona will in fact select Murray with the first pick. If it is one of these two defensive linemen, the entire top 10 of the draft will change on a dime with Murray being available at two.