With the 92nd pick, the Arizona Cardinals select…
The Arizona Cardinals have made their selection in the third round of the NFL Draft.
After a long wait, the Cardinals finally were on the clock for the first time on day 2 of the draft. A variety of players at various positions were taken through out rounds 2 and 3, and Arizona had many different positions to address. However, the Cardinals wasted no time taking the player who they best believed would help the team immediately.
The Arizona Cardinals select CB Brandon Williams out of Texas A&M with the 92nd pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Arizona desperately needed to increase depth in the secondary so this pick makes a lot of sense. While the pick makes sense, Brandon Williams’ name doesn’t ring any bells among the Cardinal faithful.
While it may take some time for fans to warm up to this pick, keep in mind Keim’s track record in the third round. It is quite possible that we see Williams make a Pro Bowl appearance a few years from now. Current Cardinals safety, Tony Jefferson, was Williams’ teammate during their time at Oklahome together, so there is some familiarity.
Steve Keim and Bruce Arians have plenty to love about the former running back turned corner back.
The Cardinals appeared to have made a smart, but it’s questionable as to whether Williams was the best player available on the board. As a rookie it looks like Williams’ contributions will be limited to that on special teams and it may take a season or two for us to see what he can do a corner.