Steve Keim: Speculation about No. 1 pick “a lot of fun”

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The Cardinals spent Tuesday shooting down the notion that they are considering ditching 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen in favor of Kyler Murray, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t enjoying the attention that comes with holding the first overall pick.

General Manager Steve Keim said on Arizona Sports 98.7 on Wednesday that the speculation about what the team is going to do is “fun for the league” and “a lot of fun” for the Cardinals.

“I don’t listen to a lot of radio or watch a lot of TV, but just the little I have, this [topic] is the constant message that I have seen,” Keim said, via the team’s website. “But it’s great for all of us. It’s good for the game, it goes to show the level of excitement there is for the National Football League, and in particular with this situation, the No. 1 pick. It’s sort of like The Bachelor or the Housewives of Orange County. This is real-life stuff.”

Keim called it “way too early to consider” who the Cardinals would take with the top pick, assuming they hold onto it rather than trade it to another team. He did say offensive playmakers and offensive linemen were areas that the team hopes to address this offseason.

Defensive front seven players tend to pop up at the top of the draft most often in early projections, so that may wind up having an impact on which way the team goes between now and April.

8 responses to “Steve Keim: Speculation about No. 1 pick “a lot of fun”

  1. When you are picking 1st there is only 1 way to go unless of course you stay the same and pick 1st again.

  2. Huh, I’d hope that the GM of the team that I rooted for was pissed off that they had the #1 pick because it meant they were a dumpster fire the year before, but I guess thinking it’s fun is another way to go.

    Trade the pick to some idiotic team that wants to move up to #1 and see if you can get their 1st rd pick this year AND next year, at a minimum – because if Murray is drafted #1 I think there’s a good chance that whoever drafts and plays him next year will get the #1 pick next year.

  3. They should draft Mr. Irrelevant first just to see if it causes a tear in the space time continuum.

  4. It may be fun having the #1 pick now, it sure wasn’t fun getting there for fans or players.

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