Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) drops back to pass against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals Better Off Skipping QB In First Round


Unless something drastic happens on draft night on May 8th, I can’t see the Arizona Cardinals spending their first-round draft pick at number 20 on a quarterback.  There are just no sure things when it comes to this years draft class.  Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, David Carr, Teddy Bridgewater, I’m not sure any of those guys is the right one.

The Cards have bigger needs that early in the draft.  See the thing is the Cards don’t need a quarterback right now.  Should they draft one?  I say yes but in the middle rounds.  Since there is no sure thing, why waste a top pick on him?  All of these guys could be great.  All of them could be busts.  That’s how much is unknown right now.  It’s not as clear cut as last year when it was pretty much a sure thing there was little chance at finding a franchise quarterback.

The Cards do have to think about the future no doubt.  They will have a decision to make on current starting quarterback Carson Palmer after this season.  I’m all for drafting a guy like Zach Mettenberger or Aaron Murray in the middle rounds and groom that guy to replace Palmer in a year or two.  It’s not that I don’t like any of those guys I listed above.  I just think the better value in what you receive compared against what you have now and what the possible future holds for this team is to draft a quarterback later.

 

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  • Dennis Hammond

    I think if there are QB’s available in the 1st round that are supposed to be “supposed to be gone already” then use the 20th to trade down and get multiple picks, then take one with one of the early trade picks.