2019 NFL Draft Odds: Kyler Murray Slipping as Betting Favorite to Go No. 1

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 24, 2019

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray goes through passing drills at the university's Pro Day for NFL scouts in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
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Odds are still in Kyler Murray's favor to be selected No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL draft, but there isn't as much certainty as there once seemed to be.

According to Caesars, Murray—who was once a -2500 favorite (bet $2,500 to win $100) to be the No. 1 pick—is down to -280 to fly off the board first with less than 24 hours remaining until the Arizona Cardinals are on the clock.

Throughout the predraft process, it's seemed like the Cardinals were locked on Murray for the first pick. SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano reported during the NFL scouting combine that numerous sources, including agents and team executives, believed the Cardinals were targeting Murray.

On Sunday, CBS Sports' Pete Prisco said he's been told the Cardinals will "go in a different direction":

All of this could just be misdirection to get other teams interested in Bosa or Williams so they'll put together a trade package to ensure they can draft their guy.

It's also possible the Cardinals and head coach Kliff Kingsbury are high on second-year quarterback Josh Rosen and want to address other areas of their roster.

The days leading up to the draft tend to be filled with misinformation. No one wants to tip their hand—especially with the top pick.

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