Arizona Cardinals: Intrigue at number 15

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 2: Baker Mayfield
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 2: Baker Mayfield /

The Arizona Cardinals, along with the rest of the NFL, start their draft this evening at 5 p.m. Arizona time

Right now there are plenty of more questions than answers.  Actually there are no answers yet as to what the Arizona Cardinals plan on doing with their first round draft pick at number 15.

Rumors continue to swirl around whether they will trade up or not to get a quarterback they really like.  They worked quite a few out over the past couple of months, so they should have a very good idea by now who they want.

Last year the Cardinals had interest in both Pat Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.  However both were snagged before the Cardinals could do anything about it.

Is it plausible they won’t let the same thing happen in two consecutive years?  It is but still it is hard to see the Cardinals giving up a bunch of picks to get there.

Some believe the Cardinals would be willing to give up multiple top picks to move up considerably. Much of that has to do with their salary cap situation for 2019.

There are no guarantees in free agency or in the draft though.  The draft at least gives you younger players, usually.  At this point though anything is possible.

Many would like to see the Cardinals get their quarterback.  Some would love a receiver, linebacker, or cornerback.  At this point if the quarterback they like is there, then that is the move that should be made.

Don’t reach for a guy at 15.  The quarterback most linked by fans and media to the Cardinals over the past 24-48 has bee UCLA’s Josh Rosen.  Personally, I’m still not sold 100 percent on the guy but then again, is there a sure thing in this draft?

There is rarely a sure thing.  The closest to a sure thing in this draft is running back Saquon Barkley.  Unfortunately the Cardinals are not in the market for a number one running back.

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They say the best available should be taken before need in the first round.  The Cardinals have a great chance to do both with the same pick this year.  We’ll see what happens.