Vegas: Kyler Murray now the favorite to be first overall pick of 2019 NFL draft

It’s really beginning to look like Kyler Murray made the right decision picking the NFL over MLB.

According to odds released Tuesday by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Oklahoma quarterback is now a 5/7 favorite to hear his name called by Roger Goodell before anyone else in April. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa is the only other prospect given a significant chance at 5/4 odds.

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7. Jawaan Taylor, Florida: 60/1 odds

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T-5. Drew Lock, Missouri: 20/1 odds

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T-5. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State: 20/1 odds

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4. Josh Allen, Kentucky: 8/1 odds

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3. Quinnen Williams, Alabama: 7/1 odds

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2. Nick Bosa, Ohio State: 5/4 odds

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1. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma: 5/7 odds

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Bosa has long been considered the favorite to go first overall, but Murray’s stock has rocketed up since he announced his decision last month to forgo the $4.7 million promised to him by the Oakland Athletics.

While you don’t see people turning down that kind of money very often, the choice would be absolutely vindicated if Murray is taken anywhere near the first overall pick. Per Spotrac, the 2019 No. 1 pick is projected to receive a contract with $34,912,834 in value, and the 10th overall pick would still get $18,749,378.

Arizona Cardinals might be zeroing in on Murray

This comes after plenty of post-NFL combine whisperings that the Arizona Cardinals are seriously considering taking the 21-year-old with their first overall pick, and despite at least one report that Murray was unimpressive in team interviews after opting not to work out at the combine.

The Cardinals already have an ostensible quarterback of the future in Josh Rosen, but a very disappointing rookie season and concerns that the UCLA product might not be a great fit for new head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s system could give Cardinals reason to move on. That speculation went into overdrive when the Cardinals GM was less than strong when asked about his commitment to Rosen.

In addition to reporting Murray’s issues during his interviews, NFL Network Charley Casserley also noted that the Cardinals are already shopping Rosen on the trade market. Following through would certainly involve selling low on Rosen, but the top 10 pick used on the quarterback could be a sunk cost at this point.

Taking Murray would be a massive gamble, but few prospects have ever combined the passing and running potential that Murray possess. The only major knock against the Sooner is his size, and undersized quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield and Russell Wilson have done plenty to mitigate those worries.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: Defensive lineman Nick Bosa of Ohio State looks on during day four of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 3, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Wide receiver D.K. Metcalf of Ole Miss runs the 40-yard dash during day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Quarterback Drew Lock of Missouri has measurements taken during day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: Defensive back Kris Boyd of Texas works out during day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Troy defensive back Blace Brown runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton jumps before running the 40-yard dash during the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Kentucky defensive back Lonnie Johnson Jr. runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Marshall defensive back Malik Gant runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: LSU cornerback Greedy Williams answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 03, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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