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    2019 NFL Preview: Ranking the arsenals of the rookie quarterback class

    Some rookies take time to succeed. Others grow thanks to their weapons. Which rookies are set up for early success come 2019?

    Ranking the arsenals of the rookie quarterbacks Kyler Murray Arizona Cardinals
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    4. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

    This could be wrong down the line. Kyler Murray is unlike a majority of the other QBs thanks to his dual-threat ability. That said, veteran talent and unproven players are filling the number one overall pick’s arsenal this season.

    Murray will always have a reliable go-to target in the form of Larry Fitzgerald. The future Hall of Fame receiver has finished with nine 1,000+ receiving yards in his career. He’s also collected five 100+ catch seasons. Running back David Johnson is also a quality weapon out of the backfield. Since entering the league, the Arizona Cardinals runner has averaged 10.8 yards per catch and at least collected 35 receptions.

    Christian Kirk is looking to be the next great slot receiver in the league. With Josh Rosen, the second-year standout finished with 43 receptions and averaged 13.7 yards per catch. Kirk and Murray should reconnect and show Texas A&M fans what could have been if Kevin Sumlin would have started the duo at Kyle Field.

    Then there’s the unproven talent. Andy Isabella was highly regarded for his speed and route running skills at Massachusetts. His five-foot-nine-inch frame, however, might limit him early on, forcing him to lose snaps while he builds on his routes. Hakeem Butler was one of the top day three picks and should be an excellent weapon on the outside. Still, rookie receivers sometimes will take time to grow against coverage, that could lead to miscommunication.

    The offensive line is horrendous as well. Last season, the Cardinals allowed Rosen to be sacked 52 times. Sure, Murray is more mobile, but that won’t stop pass rushers from eating him up.

    The Cardinals are a fun, young team with plenty of promising talent. It’s still going to take some time and upgrades though for Murray to take the next step.

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