Day Three (Fourth through Seventh rounds)
The Cardinals started off their third day of picks with a bit of a surprise. Although there had been talk here and there over the last few months the Cardinals would consider taking a running back, it sure wasn’t on a lot of minds when they made their fourth round selection on Saturday.
Chase Edmonds out of Fordham was the fourth round selection. The 5’10 running back is known to be a tough guy to bring down. His size reminds many of an Andre Ellington but the difference here is Edmonds is believed to be more durable.
The Cardinals next pick wasn’t until the sixth round since they had traded their fifth round away. In the sixth round, they finally found their cornerback.
Christian Campbell out of Penn State was the selection here. At 6’1, Campbell was an honorable mention for All-Big Ten Team in 2017.
He likely won’t compete right away for a starting spot but is the type of player that could eventually land in the role. Maybe he will end up starting sooner than we believe?
The last pick for the Cardinals and the third to last in the draft overall was Korey Cunningham, a tackle out of Cincinnati. The Cardinals clearly trying to add depth on the offensive line here.
Cunningham is one of those guys we are going to have to take some more time to figure out and really can’t do so until he gets on the field in Arizona. However we know he can be counted on.
He started 24 consecutive games for the Bearcats. He played left tackle and was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team.
The Cardinals overall did the best with what they had. They said they stayed true to their big board, which means their plan worked out.
The Cardinals were prepared for these three days and weren’t left blind-sided by anyone. They didn’t mortgage the future and they found some quality players that should be around a long time in the NFL.