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NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray goes no. 1, but defenders dominate top picks

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft saw on defensive players, with seven of the top selections in Nashville coming on that side of the ball. After Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was taken by Arizona with the first overall pick, the San Francisco 49ers started with four straight front seven players by taking Ohio State defensive than Nick Bosa with the second overall pick – the highest draft slot for any Buckeye since left tackle Orlando Pace went no. 1 overall to the St. Louis Rams in 1997. The New York Jets picked Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams third overall, while the Oakland Raiders jumped at a surprise taking Clemson defensive than Clelin Ferrell with the first of their three first-round picks at No. 4. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rounded out the top five by selecting LSU linebacker Devin White. Kyler Murray described his draft night suit as a tribute to Leonardo DiCaprio's character in the movie "The Great Gatsby." (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)       The New York Giants grabbed the second quarterback of the first round at no. 6, taking Duke's Daniel Jones as a potential is to Eli Manning. Jacksonville selected Kentucky defensive than Josh Allen at No. 7 before the Detroit Lions took Iowa tight than T.J. Hockenson with the eighth overall choice Buffalo selected Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver with the ninth overall pick before the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off the first trade of draft night, moving up to the No. 10 spot to take…

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft saw on defensive players, with seven of the top selections in Nashville coming on that side of the ball.

After Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was taken by Arizona with the first overall pick, the San Francisco 49ers started with four straight front seven players by taking Ohio State defensive than Nick Bosa with the second overall pick – the highest draft slot for any Buckeye since left tackle Orlando Pace went no. 1 overall to the St. Louis Rams in 1997.

The New York Jets picked Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams third overall, while the Oakland Raiders jumped at a surprise taking Clemson defensive than Clelin Ferrell with the first of their three first-round picks at No. 4. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rounded out the top five by selecting LSU linebacker Devin White.

Kyler Murray described his draft night suit as a tribute to Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in the movie “The Great Gatsby.” (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)

The New York Giants grabbed the second quarterback of the first round at no. 6, taking Duke’s Daniel Jones as a potential is to Eli Manning. Jacksonville selected Kentucky defensive than Josh Allen at No. 7 before the Detroit Lions took Iowa tight than T.J. Hockenson with the eighth overall choice

Buffalo selected Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver with the ninth overall pick before the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off the first trade of draft night, moving up to the No. 10 spot to take Michigan linebacker Devin Bush. In exchange for giving the tent pick, the Broncos received the 20th and 52nd picks in this year’s draft as well as a third-round pick in the 2020 draft.

The pick of Murray means an uncertain future in the desert for Josh Rosen, whom the Cardinals drafted 10th overall out of UCLA last year in the hope that it would be the quarterback of the future. Since then, Arizona finished 3-13 in 2018, head coach Steve Wilks was fired after just one year at the helmet and former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury was hired with the goal of putting up prodigious numbers on offense.

The Giants took Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick. (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)

“I feel we can be very dangerous,” Murray said of Kingsbury. “He is one of the best in the world at calling plays. I can’t wait to get up there.”

Murray becomes the 22nd Heisman Trophy winner to be taken with the top pick. He and his Oklahoma teammate Baker Mayfield are the first two players from the same college to be drafted first overall in back-to-back years since Ron Yary and O.J. Simpson were drafted no. 1 out of USC in 1968 and 1969, respectively. (Mayfield was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 pick last year)

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The selection of Murray also marked the first time Heisman Trophy winners were selected No. 1 overall in back-to-back years the year after capturing the award since Bo Jackson and Vinny Testaverde in 1986 and 1987.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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