Arizona Cardinals enter day three of draft
The Arizona Cardinals went offense on day two of the NFL Draft with a receiver and offensive lineman
We’ve reached the last four rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Arizona Cardinals, after getting their franchise quarterback in the first round, stayed on offense in the second and third rounds on Friday night.
They selected receiver Christian Kirk out of Texas A&M, a local favorite in the second round. Then the Cardinals got a versatile offensive lineman in Mason Cole from Michigan.
Cole’s official position is center but can also play guard. There is no secret the Cardinals still need help on the offensive line.
The question here is will Cole be good enough to challenge A.Q. Shipley and Evan Boehm for spots on the roster. With a third round choice you’d hope the answer is yes.
The Cardinals have not had the success they would have wished along the offensive line in the draft recently. They drafted Boehm a couple of years ago but has not reached the potential they believe he possesses.
Now they look to day two. They still have needs at cornerback, linebacker, and tight end. Some have even suggested going after a running back to backup David Johnson.
Don’t be surprised if the Cardinals go after another receiver at some point either. They need to build depth.
The Cardinals will have picks in the fourth round (134 overall), sixth round (182 overall), and seventh round (254 overall). They traded their fifth round choice away to the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night in order to move up to get Josh Rosen.
The question is if they go cornerback, which many consider the greatest need remaining, are there are players that can challenge for a starting spot immediately? Looking at the remaining list of players, that is debatable.
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The Cardinals might be better served at other positions but that’s the best thing about the draft, the unpredictability. The Cardinals will have their picks announced from Winslow, Arizona on Saturday.