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Cardinals Stars Rave About Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray with an Arizona Cardinals helmet.

TEMPE, ARIZONA - APRIL 26: Quarterback Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals poses during a press conference at the Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center on April 26, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. Murray was the first pick overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kyler Murray hasn't wasted much time in impressing his Arizona Cardinal teammates. Throughout the off-season, we've heard good things from his new teammates.

Perhaps the most notable compliment came earlier this month, when Larry Fitzgerald said that the rookie already knows Kliff Kingsbury's new system "better than we do." Fitzgerald is basically a lock as the greatest and most popular player in franchise history, so those words carry a lot of weight.

Others have already compared Murray to reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes. They're obviously not afraid of building the hype machine around the young signal caller.

ESPN spoke to a number of Cardinals stars, and they raved about how Kyler Murray has looked this off-season.

Star Running back David Johnson loves the tight, accurate spiral that Murray delivers.

"First off, he's faster and quicker than I thought when we got on the field,” running back David Johnson said. "I think a lot of people underestimate how great he can throw. He throws a dart. Accurate dart.

"Even in quarterback drills, seeing him throw it at the net and seeing him hit it five in a row. I think a lot of people underestimate his throwing ability.”

On the other side of the ball, Chandler Jones, one of the league's top pass rushers, says Murray is already displaying impressive leadership skills.

Said outside linebacker Chandler Jones: "Kyler's confident, and he's not a cocky player. For him to be the first overall pick, he's a very confident player. He's composed. I can see him construct, I see him getting guys together in the huddle, and as a young guy, that's something that I admire about him.

"He's good at grabbing guys' attention. I'm not sure how tall he is, but I see his little helmet and I see a little helmet in the huddle. He's grabbing guys. I'm just, it's impressive. He's an impressive player. and I'm still sitting here watching him at practice getting a front-row seat to the No. 1 pick and the Heisman winner."

Following the first year that Baker Mayfield had, as well as his own hype based on his crazy year at Oklahoma, in which he won the Heisman and went on to be the No. 1 pick, Murray hype is surging. It sounds like he may just live up to it, though.

[ESPN]