Although the Arizona Cardinals are widely expected to select Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft, they're taking the time to get to know Nick Bosa, as well.
According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, decision-makers from the Cardinals are meeting with the former Ohio State defensive end on Friday night in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Heres a little intrigue to mix into next months NFL Draft: the Arizona Cardinals brass is having dinner tonight in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with Ohio St. DE Nick Bosa, per league source. Bosa could be the potential No. 1 overall pick. A franchise-altering decision awaits Arizona.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 29, 2019
Bosa is considered by many NFL draft analysts to be the best prospect regardless of position in the 2019 draft class, and he's unanimously projected as a top-five pick in mock drafts.
Murray, however, has emerged as the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick, as there is now a widespread belief that the Cardinals plan to draft the Oklahoma quarterback – last year's Heisman Trophy winner – and trade former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, their first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
Bosa, as a result, is now projected to be the No. 2 overall pick – where the San Francisco 49ers sit in the draft order – in most mock drafts.
By traveling to Florida to spend time with Bosa, though, the Cardinals appear to still at least be giving some consideration – or at least want other teams to think they are – to making the former Buckeye star the draft's top pick.