2019 NFL Draft: Top 5 Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates

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With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, we look ahead to the upcoming season and at which rookies will be top candidates to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Just like that, the 2019 NFL Draft was here and is now gone. It was seven rounds of greatness, with a lot of trades and excitement throughout the event. The storylines were fun to follow and it was awesome to see these young men live out their dreams.

The biggest storyline of the entire 2019 NFL Draft was the Arizona Cardinals, who traded up last year in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft and selected quarterback Josh Rosen. After a terrible year, the Cardinals had the No. 1 overall pick.

So, instead of taking an impact player on offense or defense to help progress with Rosen as their leader, the Cardinals decided to give the keys to their franchise to 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Kyler Murray. The addition of Murray at No. 1 meant there was no place for Rosen on the roster.

This also led to Rosen showing a little immaturity as he unfollowed the Cardinals on his social media accounts, highlighting to me even more that the Cardinals made the right decision. After the dramatic move by Rosen, the Cardinals wasted no time, trading him for a second-round pick to the Miami Dolphins. It remains to be seen if Rosen will block the Cardinals on social media, but we do know the Cardinals didn’t block for him in 2018, so it will be interesting to see how Murray does in Arizona.

There were some other big moves in the draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers trading up in the first round for stud linebacker Devin Bush. Green Bay decided to also move up in the first round, but for safety Darnell Savage Jr.

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In the first round, there were only three quarterbacks taken, two wide receivers, and only one running back. Oddly enough, there were two tight ends taken in the first round and both of them were from Iowa. The second round was a different story, as seven wide receivers were taken, but only one quarterback and one running back.

Who knows which of these early draft picks will pan out in the NFL, and honestly, hopefully, they all do. What I do know is that these five players are the top Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates in 2019.