Just 24 hours after selecting Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals dealt their first-round selection from a year earlier.
The Cardinals traded Rosen to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a second-round pick (the 62nd overall pick) in the draft on Friday. The trade gives the Cardinals two second-round draft picks in this year's draft. They used the first one (33rd overall) to select cornerback and former Scottsdale Saguaro High School star Byron Murphy.
The Cardinals selected Massachusetts wide receiver Andy Isabella with the No. 62 overall pick. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder caught 102 passes for 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns in his senior season.
NFL draft analyst Lance Zierlein described Isabella this way:
Competitive, well-rounded receiver possessing both elite quickness and long speed to go with solid play strength. Isabella has the feet and fakes to uncover in a hallway closet, and the former high school sprint champion proved to Georgia that his ability to win deep should not be underestimated. Isabella could become a menace on option routes with the ability to add vertical routes from the slot, but he must improve his pass-catching consistency and smoothness into his breaks in order to transition all that speed to the NFL.
Per reports, the Cardinals had originally discussed getting the 48th overall pick from the Dolphins in exchange for Rosen. But The Dolphins decided to trade that pick to the New Orleans Saints. The Cardinals also reportedly acquired the Dolphins' fifth-round pick in 2020 in the trade.
The Cardinals traded up to the 10th overall pick in last year's draft in order to select Rosen out of UCLA. Playing behind a makeshift offensive line, the 22-year-old Rosen had mixed results as a rookie, throwing 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 13 starts with the team. The Cards finished the season with an NFL-worst 3-13 record.
Rosen had reportedly unfollowed the Cardinals on Twitter and Instagram on Friday morning, after it became apparent that Murray, whom new coach Kliff Kingsbury has known for years, was selected to be the team's QB of the future.