The Arizona Cardinals selected Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday night. This was the fifth time in franchise history that Arizona entered the draft with the No. 1 overall selection. With Murray, the Cardinals add a dynamic talent to their roster. In 2018, he joined Clemson's Deshaun Watson (2015) as the only FBS players to ever record at least 4,000 passing yards and at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season. He also became the first FBS player to average at least 300 passing yards (311.5) and at least 60 rushing yards (71.5) per game in a full season.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Washington cornerback Byron Murphy with the first pick of the second round and overall no. 33 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday. After a redshirt season in 2016, Murphy started all 20 games he appeared in over final two seasons (2017-18) with the Huskies. As a senior in 2018, Murphy recorded 58 tackles, four interceptions, 17 passes defended, a forced fumble and 4.0 tackles for loss. He is the 19th Husky player ever selected by the Cardinals. Murphy is a local product and was teammates with Cardinals WR Christian Kirk at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Massachusetts wide receiver Andy Isabella as the overall no. 62 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday. The second-round pick was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins. A Biletnikoff Award Finalist as the nation's top receiver in 2018, Isabella appeared in 44 games at UMass. He totaled 231 receptions for 3,526 yards (15.3 average) and 30 touchdowns while adding 40 rush attempts for 342 yards (14.3 average) and two touchdowns. During his final year at UMass in 2018, Isabella led the FBS with 1,698 total receiving yards and an average of 141.5 receiving yard per game.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Boston College defensive end Zach Allen as the first pick in the third round and overall no. 65 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday. Allen played all four seasons (2015-18) at Boston College, appearing in 50 games. He totaled 199 tackles, 40.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks, 16 passes defended, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two blocked kicks. As a senior, he was voted to the All-ACC Second Team and a Pro Football Focus Second-Team All-American.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler as the first pick in the fourth round and overall no. 103 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. At 6-foot-5, Butler gives the Cardinals' offense a big target. He was a second-team All-Big 12 pick in 2018 and finished among the nation's top 10 in receiving yards (1,318) and yards reception (22.0). Butler led the Cyclones this past season with 60 receptions and nine receiving touchdowns in 13 starts. He's the first Iowa State receiver selected in the NFL Draft in over 30 years.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Alabama safety Deionte Thompson as the first pick in the fifth round and overall no. 139 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. Thompson was a projected third-rounder who may have slid due to injury concerns. In 2018, Thompson led Alabama in solo tackles (48) and forced fumbles (four). He earned first-team All-America and first-team All-SEC honors as a junior and was a part of two national championship teams at Alabama (2015, 2017).
The Arizona Cardinals selected Fresno State wide receiver KeeSean Johnson as the first pick in the sixth round and overall no. 174 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. Johnson is the Cardinals' third wide receiver in the 2019 draft. As a senior, he finished in the top 10 nationally with 95 receptions and 1,340 receiving yards (14.1 average), scoring eight times to earn second-team All-Mountain West honors. He finished his career having caught at least one pass in each of his last 50 games - the longest streak amongst FBS players. Johnson has drawn comparisons to Packers WR Davante Adams, the last Fresno State receiver selected in the draft (2014).
The Arizona Cardinals selected Georgia center Lamont Gaillard as the overall no. 179 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. The Cardinals acquired the sixth-round pick from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after they signed Bruce Arians to be their coach. Gaillard gives the Cardinals a tough addition to the offensive line. He started all 14 games in 2018 and earned first-team All-SEC accolades as a senior at Georgia. Gaillard is the first Georgia player drafted by the Cardinals since 2006 (Leonard Pope) and just the third Bulldog selected by Arizona in the last 25 years.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Morgan State tackle Joshua Miles in the seventh-round as the overall no. 248 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. This is the second straight year that the Cardinals took a tackle in the seventh-round after selecting Korey Cunningham in 2018. Miles is the first Morgan State player ever drafted by the Cardinals and just the second Bears player selected in the NFL Draft in the last 37 years. In 2018, he earned team captain at Morgan State and third-team All-MidEastern Athletic Conference honors after starting 11 games at left tackle.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Temple defensive end Michael Dogbe in the seventh-round as the overall no. 249 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. With this pick, the Cardinals get a tenacious defender. Dogbe had 72 tackles and seven sacks as a senior with the Owls and earned All-AAC First Team honors. He played in 47 games at Temple and recorded 158 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and five forced fumbles during his time with the Owls. Dogbe was teammates at Temple with Cardinals LB Haason Reddick.
The Arizona Cardinals selected UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson in the seventh-round as the overall no. 254 and "Mr. Irrelevant" pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. Wilson provides some depth at tight end for the Cardinals. He was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection as a redshirt junior, starting all 12 games and making 60 receptions for 965 yards (16.1 average) and four touchdowns.