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Kyler Murray, Cardinals QB: The First Player to Be Drafted in The First Rounds of NFL anf MLB

Kyler Murray’s transition from MLB first-round pick to No. 1 NFL Draft pick came in fewer than 11 months, but you’ve got to dig a little deeper to get the whole story

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If you were making a way-too-early 2019 mock draft days after the 2018 event wrapped, it wouldn’t have Kyler Murray’s name on it. Not even if you went through all 256 theoretical picks, let alone No. 1 overall to the Arizona Cardinals.
It only took one brilliant season at Oklahoma to make Murray the most coveted quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft. The Sooners’ star center fielder turned out to be an even greater presence on the gridiron, winning the Heisman Trophy in his lone season as a starter in Norman. Now he joins fellow elite quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw, and John Elway as the first man off the board at the NFL Draft.
So how did we get here? Murray’s transition from MLB first-round pick to No. 1 NFL Draft pick came in fewer than 11 months, but you’ve got to dig a little deeper to get the whole story.

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