The Cardinals Pick At 20 Could depend On The Rams At Number Two


Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) carries the ball past Duke Blue Devils linebacker David Helton (47) during the third quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The moves made in the war room for the Arizona Cardinals will have a lot to do with what their division foe the St. Louis Rams will do at pick number two.

Many mock draft’s have the Rams taking offensive lineman Greg Robinson and that will probably be the safe pick that doesn’t shift the balance much in the NFC West division fight.

But what if  Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher follows the ideas he had as Coach in Tennessee and draft a quarterback that brings some flavor, a Heisman trophy winner and a running style quarterback like say Johnny Football.

A move like this from the Rams would force the Cardinals to go after more pass rush to keep up with the division that would feature three read option style quarterbacks.

The NFC West would then have three quarterbacks that the Cardinals would have to chase around two times a year, and if they don’t counter with a pass rush dynamic enough to keep up, then the next best thing to do is  match the division with their own running style passer, should Logan Thomas or Teddy Bridgewater be there at 20 the Cardinals may have to counter and raise the division to four running style quarterbacks.

That would make the NFC West in the near future “must see television” for sure.