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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Singer Blake Shelton has that country twang, but that twang might’ve ended up around Cardinals GM Steve Keim’s neck if Arizona didn’t do what its high-profile fan wanted.It went from a potential strangling to a lot of loving.Shelton, an Ada, Okla., native, made it clear on Thursday that he has a favorite prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft: Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Kyler Murray. With that, Shelton strongly urged Keim to do the right thing with the No. 1 selection. I love you Steve Keim!!!! Welcome @thekylermurray!!! Go Cardinals!!!! @AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/0snJEUWhF8— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 26, 2019Leading into the draft, many believed Arizona would select Murray, but Arizona remained in contact with agents for defensive lineman Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams just hours before they were set to make their selection, according to multiple reports.Related LinksWhat they said about new Cardinals QB Kyler Murray before NFL DraftVegas odds heavily favor Cardinals selecting QB Kyler Murray No. 1But Shelton’s initial threat might hold some symbolic value even after Arizona drafted Murray.Keim, after all, was forced to fire his second head-coaching hire made since taking over the front office of the Cardinals. Arizona relieved Steve Wilks of his duties after a 3-13 season in 2018 and replaced him with a controversial choice in Kliff Kingsbury. Getting excited about the draft tonight!! Steve Keim I will personally wrap my guitar around your neck if don’t take my boy @TheKylerMurray!!! #arizonacardinals @AZCardinals— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 25, 2019Keim obliged, taking Murray to lead off the draft.Shelton had a few photos ready in celebration, though we wouldn’t guess he was at Cardinals headquarters during the draft. 5 Comments   Share   The new head coach’s offense and relationship with Murray played a large part in the Heisman winner landing in the desert.Kingsbury only has college coaching experience, and selecting Murray very well will make or break Keim’s job security by the end of the 2019 season.No, Blake Shelton probably wouldn’t have acted on his threat. It’s just a good reminder about how important this draft is for Keim and the Cardinals franchise as a whole.Arizona Cardinals2019 Draft BoardRoundPick #PlayerPos.11Kyler MurrayQB21Byron MurphyCB230Andy IsabellaWR31Zach AllenDE41Hakeem ButlerWR51Deionte ThompsonS61KeeSean JohnsonWR66Lamont GaillardC734*Joshua MilesT735*Michael DogbeDE740*Caleb WilsonTE* = Compensatory Selection© STATS – 2019 Singers Gwen Stephani and Blake Shelton stand on the sidelines prior to an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)center_img Top Stories 2019 NFL DraftRound 1#TeamPlayerPos1K. MurrayQB2N. BosaDE3Q. WilliamsDT4C. FerrellDE5D. WhiteLB6D. JonesQB7J. AllenDE8T.J. HockensonTE9E. OliverDT10D. BushLB11J. WilliamsG12R. GaryDE13C. WilkinsDT14C. LindstromG15D. HaskinsQB16B. BurnsDE17D. LawrenceDT18G. BradburyC19J. SimmonsDT20N. FantTE21D. Savage, Jr.S22A. DillardT23T. HowardT24J. JacobsRB25M. BrownWR26M. SweatDE27J. AbramS28J. TilleryDT29L.J. CollierDE30D. BakerCB31K. McGaryT32N. HarryWR © STATS – 2019 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more