Kyler Murray Rumors: Redskins Visit Canceled Amid Cardinals 2019 NFL Draft Buzz

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorApril 16, 2019

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29:  Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners scrambles with the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, who is a candidate to become the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft, reportedly will no longer make a scheduled visit with the Washington Redskins.

Steve Wyche of NFL Network reported the news on Tuesday.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Monday that the Arizona Cardinals, who will make the draft's first selection barring a trade, are "all in" on the reigning Heisman Trophy winner:

Grant Gordon of speculated as to what the cancellation may mean.

"This is likely a sign that Murray or his representation is confident the reigning Heisman Trophy winner out of Oklahoma will have been drafted by the time Washington picks at No. 15 in the first round," Gordon wrote.

"Murray has long been predicted to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals due to how well he would presumably fit in to the offense of first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has stated the team hasn't made a decision yet, though."

Even if the Cardinals don't take Murray, the Skins would need to provide a ton of assets just to put themselves in position to leap over some teams and draft the signal-caller.

The New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins notably don't have any long-term solutions at the quarterback position, and all of them have been connected with taking one this year.

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New York, Denver and Miami hold the No. 6, No. 10 and No. 13 picks in the first round, respectively, so they all naturally have a more desirable trade chip than Washington to start their bidding if they wanted to move up the board.

However, a heap of draft analysts are placing Murray at No. 1 already, per Walter Football's mock draft database, so this could all be moot. Of note, 19 of 21 mocks aggregated since April 12 have the former Sooner as the top pick.

In other words, a trip to the nation's capitol would likely be a waste of time for Murray.

If the Skins want to go quarterback, they'll likely have to make a move for Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State, Drew Lock of Missouri or Daniel Jones of Duke, all of whom have been projected to go in the first round by various mocks.

In his post-combine mock, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller had Murray, Haskins and Lock in the top 10 with Jones falling to the Skins at No. 15.