The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft saw plenty of big moves and selections shakeup the first round. When the second day of the draft kicks off on Friday night, the Arizona Cardinals are reportedly expected to make another huge pick.
The Favorite: According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Washington Huskies cornerback Byron Murphy is the heavy favorite to be drafted with the 33rd overall pick to open Friday night.
The Player: The 21-year-old cornerback surprisingly didn’t hear his name called during the first round, but his wait will be very short on day two.
- Murphy is ranked as the second-best cornerback in the 2019 NFL Draft, according to NFL.com.
- He draws comparisons to four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes, who was a shutdown cornerback for several years during his prime.
The Fallout: Arizona’s rumored target will only fuel more rumors about a potential trade for cornerback Patrick Peterson.
- The All-Pro defensive back is reportedly upset with the organization and recently wiped references to the team off his social media accounts.
- Trade rumors swirled earlier in the week over a potential trade involving Peterson, then talks suddenly died down.
The Cardinals were expected to trade quarterback Josh Rosen after selecting Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick. Following that up with taking Murphy with their next pick, could open the door for even more trade speculation surrounding a high-profile player.