2019 NFL Draft shocks fans across the country

The annual draft brought the Nashville, Tennessee crowd to their feet over the past weekend

John Laforest
Staff Writer

From Kyler Murray teaming up with the Arizona Cardinals, to the New York Giants’ shocking pick and the Patriots commitment to excellence, the NFL draft Thursday in Nashville was full of excitement and surprises. 

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim’s been a hot-catch front office fellow throughout the most recent couple of weeks because of the emphasis on Kyler Murray versus Josh Rosen. We haven’t seen anybody in present day NFL history select quarterbacks in the top 10 in consecutive drafts and it’s directed to individuals scrutinizing the Cardinals GM. There shouldn’t be any questions after the Cardinals reeled in a staggering 2019 NFL Draft class, however. It’s hard to assess what they did in a vacuum dumping Josh Rosen, a top-10 pick a year prior, for No. 62 in this draft is a ruthless L to take. 

Not having the capacity to get Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams with that first pick, the draft will at last depend on Kyler and how he plays, even in his first season. On the off chance that Murray has an off year and Rosen goes down to Miami and wins a few games, it’ll be an awful look.

The New England Patriots just won their sixth title in the Brady era, and then turned around and had probably the best draft out of any team. The Patriots will again be a threat to win the title next season due to their commitment to excellence.

It’s not like the Patriots need another honor award, yet in the event that you were passing out a trophy for the best take in this draft class, the Patriots may well get the equipment.  The Pats stood pat in the first round at No. 32, which was an unexpected given Belichick’s propensity for managing down, and landed N’Keal Harry out of Arizona State. He’s an incredible supplement to Julian Edelman, Philip Dorsett and the weapons New England right now has on its profundity outline.  

Alabama running back Damien Harris is a declining demolition machine who can go from Nick Saban to Bill Belichick, guaranteeing the Patriots intend to pound the stone won’t be wrecked if Sony Michel endures damage. It’s even hard to truly condemn Belichick for taking a punter. Nevertheless, the Patriots had a great overall draft.

Not every team did a great job in instilling trust in their fan bases. The Giants used the No. 6 pick on Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, a 6’5″ passer who was not a popular choice among many New York fans. 

Giants GM Dave Gettleman then used the No. 17 pick the team acquired in the earlier Odell Beckham Jr. trade with Cleveland to select Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, an interior lineman who only had 1.5 sacks last season. Gettleman then traded three draft choices to Seattle so he could select defensive back DeAndre Baker at No. 30.

The Patriots and Cardinals were revealed to be the biggest winners of the trade with their acquisitions, with the Giants leaving their fan bases shocked and confused of what direction the team is going with an aging Super Bowl winning QB.

Header photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

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