The Arizona Cardinals will need to add some impactful players to be successful in 2019, and they have the opportunity to do so with the top pick in the second round.
The first round of the NFL draft might sell the jerseys, but it doesn’t quite define a teams future. Instead, every round after does, which is where teams acquire depth and maybe even take a shot at a talented player with some red flags.
For the Cardinals, hitting on picks outside of the first round will be vital, after all, one player isn’t going to take a team over the hump, even if they are Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams. Luckily, for general manager Steve Keim, they have the luxury of having the first choice in whichever round they are in (upset for the seventh); one of the few blessings of a 3-13 year. Therefore, their second-round pick (No. 33), could be viewed as an extension of the first-round without the contract with a fifth-year option.
The 2019 NFL Draft is one of the deepest in recent memory, specifically at defensive line, wide receiver, and offensive line, which are all areas of need for the Cardinals. When it comes to the draft, remember that the team will likely make those three position groups along with adding a middle linebacker and kicker a priority. Now, time for some prospects.