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      At long last, the first round of the NFL draft finally arrived, and with it came plenty of intriguing developments as teams work to fortify their rosters.

      Here are some of the most intriguing teams or moves – and in some cases, non-moves, of the night:

      Cardinals get Murray

      This is how we thought it would play out, but nothing is certain until it happens. Sure enough, however, Kyler Murray went first overall to Arizona nearly a year after being picked ninth by the Oakland Athletics in the MLB draft.

      Early in the pre-draft process, questions swirled about how high Murray would go. But then?the chatter of his stock's rise began at the combine as he?and impressed teams in interviews with his poise and confidence. Teams didn’t care that Murray didn’t take part in the workouts. He said everything they needed to hear as he talked about his commitment to football, leadership skills and his drive to succeed. Many league insiders began predicting almost immediately afterward that he would be the?first pick, and, sure enough, he was.

      Now it will?be interesting to see how offensive whiz Kliff Kingsbury designs an offense around Murray to accentuate his strengths and to also protect the diminutive quarterback. In a couple weeks, when Murray reports for rookie minicamp, the work will begin as the rookie coach and quarterback kick off their union.

      Giants reach, then stay aggressive

      The Giants needed a quarterback, but it might not have seemed necessary for them to take one with the No. 6 pick?given?they also had the 17th?pick and there was talk that they liked Duke’s Daniel Jones, who was considered by many NFL insiders to be the fourth-best QB in the draft. But?the Giants didn’t want to wait until 17 and instead?grabbed Jones with their first pick. This feels like a reach, but Giants brass likely didn't want to risk?missing out on their man.

      Now, about the fit: Jones does indeed seem to be a good selection for the Giants, as he’s viewed as a similar player to Eli Manning both because of his skill set?and because his college coach, David Cutliffe, developed both Peyton Manning at Tennessee and Eli at Ole Miss. Jones will now learn?from the younger Manning and then presumably, the torch will be passed to him in 2020 (or possibly beyond).

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      The Giants’ second first rounder also seemed like a little bit of a reach?but did fill a need. They got a big space-eating defensive tackle, Clemson's Dexter Lawrence, with the pick they acquired from Cleveland for Odell Beckham Jr. But then Dave Gettleman showed some aggression by trading up, giving the Giants three first-round selections for the first time in franchise history. The final pick: cornerback Deandre Baker out of Georgia. Gettleman knew this roster was in need of a youth infusion, and he did just that. Jones presumably is a move for next year, but we’ll see how quickly Lawrence and Baker can contribute.

      Steelers trade up

      The Steelers rarely do a lot of draft-day maneuvering, but they liked Michigan inside linebacker Devin Bush so much that they moved up 10 spots (giving Denver the 20th?pick, their second rounder and a 2020 third-round pick) to select him. He’s a big-play defender who will bring leadership and?serve as a tone-setter on that defense. Bush's father, Devin Bush Sr., played safety in the NFL from 1995 to 2002, and the younger Bush also counts Derrick Brooks and Ray Lewis among his mentors.

      Washington doubles up

      The Redskins had plenty of eyes on them because of their obvious need for a young quarterback.?Some rumors tied them to?Rosen, they had them trying to trade up. However, people familiar with the situation had insisted to USA TODAY Sports that Washington had no discussions with Arizona regarding a Rosen pursuit, and team officials had no intention of trading up in the draft because they wanted to hold onto as many early picks as possible. Dwayne Haskins wound up dropping into their lap at 15, so Dan Snyder got his coveted quarterback.

      But the Redskins weren’t done. The members of the organization who saw pass-rusher as a more pressing need than quarterback wound up getting their way as well. Washington traded back into the first round, giving the Colts second-round picks both this year and in 2020?to take Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat. The Redskins potentially have addressed two of the most important positions on the field.

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      Patriots get a receiver

      New England?never spends big on wide receivers, instead plucking guys off of scrap heaps or finding late-round prospects, plugging them in and telling Tom Brady to work his magic. But they broke tradition Thursday night, drafting Arizona State wideout N’Keal Harry with the 32nd?pick. It had been nine years since New England drafted a wide receiver in the first three rounds of the draft, and the team had not taken one on the first day since Bill Belichick's arrival in 2000. But Belichick knew he needed to get Brady another weapon, especially with Rob Gronkowski now retired and Josh Gordon serving an indefinite suspension.

      Harry is a big wideout (6-2, 228) and draws comparisons to Dez Bryant. He goes up and gets those 50-50 balls, which will come in handy particularly in the red zone. Some wondered if New England would draft a tight end in the first round, but with the top two already off the board (T.J. Hockenson went to the Lions at No. 8, while Noah Fant was selected by the Broncos at No. 20), the Patriots instead opted for wide receiver.

      Bengals, Dolphins pass on QBs

      The?Bengals still have Andy Dalton under contract, but his play has seemingly started to decline, and some draft analysts predicted that new coach Zac Taylor would use his first pick to find a quarterback of the future. Cincinnati?opted against that, however, and instead used the No. 11?to take a player that could help Dalton raise his level of play. Jonah Williams shined at right tackle as a freshman and then moved to left tackle, where he earned All-American honors and was an Outland Trophy finalist.?

      Meanwhile, in less of a surprising move, the Dolphins also passed on the chance to draft a passer. They parted with Ryan Tannehill and signed journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick, so no one would have blamed them for looking to find a long-term solution. But all indications were that Miami brass was content to wait until next year to address the position and instead devote this year’s resources to bolstering the roster elsewhere. Thursday night’s first-round selection was Clemson defensive tackle Chris Wilkins, who gives Miami a potential game-changer at the heart of the defense a year after the team parted with the talented yet polarizing?Ndamukong Suh.

      Rosen still waiting

      Ever since the Cardinals’ crush on Murray became evident, many predicted a corresponding trade of Rosen. But the first round came and went with the short-lived franchise savior still remaining in Arizona. That probably ranks among the most unexpected developments – or head-scratchers – of the night.

      It wasn’t surprising that the Cardinals’ leverage took a hit. Everyone expected them to take Murray, so that made Rosen expendable. But it’s clear that Arizona brass had a price in their mind that they wanted for Rosen?and that no team was willing to fork over that handsome ransom. Now the Cardinals are going to have to settle. Some of the most quarterback-needy teams already found their passers in the draft. Others are content to wait, and that now puts Arizona in a desperate situation. They will have to take what they can get, and that could mean either a second?or third rounder, or maybe even a future pick.

      So, who pulls the trigger? Could it be Miami? Or, is it a team like the Patriots or Chargers, who have starters in place and can afford to give Rosen more time to develop? Whoever does obtain Rosen?will be getting a steal. He was the 10th?pick of last year’s draft. He’s a pure passer with great upside. And he only has a $6.2 million cap hit on the remaining three years of his contract. That’s both talent and value.

      Follow Mike Jones on Twitter @ByMikeJones.

      This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Opinion: NFL draft's most intriguing moves include QB picks, Steelers' trade

      Related Slideshow: Biggest surprises from Round 1 of NFL Draft (provided by Draft Wire)

      There's no doubt that the Raiders needed to address their anemic pass rush with this pick. With both Josh Allen and Ed Oliver still available, many felt they would go in one of those two directions. Instead, we got our first surprise of the night when commissioner Goodell stepped up the podium and announced that the Raiders were taking Ferrell, an edge rusher out of Clemson.Ferrell is a really good player, but we're not sure we saw a single mock draft or big board that ranked him ahead of Oliver or Allen throughout this process. This seems to be at least 10 picks too early for Ferrell. If things don't work out, Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock will certainly have to answer for this decision. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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