Arizona Cardinals should balance draft between want vs need
New mock drafts are coming out each day with someone different the Arizona Cardinals will draft with the number one pick
A couple of weeks ago we talked about all of the possible options the Arizona Cardinals will have with the number one pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. It would seem there are a lot of opinions out there about those options.
There are a number of mock drafts that feel the Cardinals should pass on Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa and go after Kentucky’s Josh Allen. I can understand why. Allen fits a 3-4 defense better.
They say teams, especially early in the draft, should draft the best player available, don’t draft for need. The real problem is the Cardinals have so many needs, is it possible to draft the best guy available?
They might be able to do both. One of the biggest needs is the interior defensive line. Certainly Alabama’s Quinnen Williams would fit the Cardinals need at defensive tackle.
He is projected to be a first round pick and rather high. Is he a reach at number one? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe the Cardinals could trade down a few spots with someone who really wants the number one spot?
Like it was mentioned previously, there are options. As promised we will talk about those options that will get talked about a lot. The Cardinals hold, well, a lot of Cards with that number one pick.
This weeks hot pick though does see to be Allen. Don’t get me wrong, he would be a very nice fit. Another edge rusher doesn’t seem to be the thing the Cardinals need most.
If he is the selection, the Cardinals then likely have some tough decisions to make roster wise. That means Markus Golden, who struggled in 2018 after a 2017 ACL injury.
Sure, we are getting ahead of ourselves here but it would seem the Cardinals do have a chance to get a player of need and ability with Williams. He fits both molds.