But with two days remaining before the Cardinals make the pick official, the team continues to mull options at No. 1.
"We're still working through things," Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Tuesday. "It is a process. I wouldn't say the hay is in the barn."
Kingbury and the team's decision makers might not know the pick Tuesday. But the time for annual pre-draft speculation gone wild around the league finally ends when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces Thursday night that Arizona is on the clock.
- Regardless of whether the Cardinals draft Murray, trade the pick or go with another selection, San Francisco will be in line to take Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa or Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. Believed to be two of the more surefire talents in the draft, it's a good dilemma to have.
San Francisco general manager John Lynch sees them as "extremely talented players that could add to any defensive line in the National Football League," NFL Network's Patrick Claybon reported on Up to the Minute.
"The talent that they have doesn't preclude them from taking a guy that would change them and make them a dominant group up front, especially in a division where the quarterbacks are so good," Claybon said.
- D.K. Metcalf was an NFL combine standout and then some. The receiver out of Ole Miss dazzled and became a combine star. But as for who's zeroing in on drafting him, predictions seems to be all over the place and if Metcalf knows anything, he's playing it close to the vest.
"No sir, I don't have a gut feeling," Metcalf said Tuesday on NFL Network. "I have no idea where I'm going."