Arizona Cardinals: First round draft pick still a mystery

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The Arizona Cardinals haven’t tipped their hand on their possible first round choice in the 2017 NFL Draft

The Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback, a linebacker, a cornerback, a safety, and a receiver. Which one do you think they’ll take in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft?

Some believe it will be a quarterback.  You can include me in that belief.  However if that is the case, who will it be?  Deshone Kizer, DeShaun Watson?  How about Pat Mahomes?

The Cardinals reportedly worked out cornerback Teez Tabor out of Florida recently according to  Is he a guy worth reaching that high at number 13 for?

They say teams should draft the best player available not for need, especially in the first round. That may be true but in the Cardinals case it may end up being both.

Even if the pick doesn’t come in the first round, the better option for the Cardinals for their future quarterback is to be taken in the draft where a young player can take a year or two to learn under Carson Palmer.

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The argument is that the draft class is weak.  That is said every year.  Just take the guy you believe is right for you regardless of what others think as far as I’m concerned.

The Cardinals may just end up doing that.  Could they trade down?  Maybe.  They did a couple of years ago for Deone Bucannon.  Could they trade up?  Unlikely.

As much as I’d like to see the Cardinals take a quarterback early, the smarter move is going to be going defense.  Early on in the offseason I thought offense was the smarter move.

However after the defense was gutted during free agency, defense has to be re-stacked, not re-built.  There are still very good veteran players on the Cardinals defense, including those players such as Karlos Dansby, Jarvis Jones and Antoine Bethea that were signed over the past couple of weeks.

As I’ve said a number of times over the past two and a half months though, it’s still anyone’s best guess.  We’ll never know for sure until April 27th.