Arizona Cardinals: Pointless to talk draft needs
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals still own the 29th pick of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft
If you want to believe Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals don’t need to worry about what the team needs when they draft starting Thursday night in Chicago. Arians has said the Cardinals don’t draft based on need.
While I get what he is saying, there has to be some truth to that. I know they certainly won’t draft what they don’t need.
For example, I don’t believe the Cardinals will go out and draft three or four quarterbacks in this draft. Someone actually brought that up this week on local sports radio. It’s a good idea though. Bring in three or four quarterbacks and may the best one win the third quarterback job…if you truly aren’t drafting for need.
Guys drafted this year by the Cardinals in the fifth, sixth, seventh rounds this year likely aren’t making the team. The Cardinals roster is pretty much set. There will be a couple of surprises of course like every year, however don’t count on it.
The Cardinals have said they will draft the best player. That’s fine, go draft the best quarterbacks left in the draft each time your turn comes up and let them fight it out. Who knows, maybe you find your future franchise quarterback?
Almost every post, every tweet on social media, every story I read about the Arizona Cardinals and the upcoming draft use the word “need” in it. That’s fine but when you are putting out your mock drafts, you’ll be wrong. The Cardinals will draft best available. Now, it may be coincidental that the two go hand in hand, need vs. want. Just don’t count on it.