This one is self-explanatory, the Cardinals need a kicker.
Gay is a strong-legged kicker who’d be an ideal replacement to 44-year-old Phil Dawson. In two seasons with the Utah Utes, Gay was a perfect 85 for 85 on PAT’s, and 37 for 38 on kicks under 40 yards.
On kicks from the 40-49 yard range, Gay was a solid 11 for 17. But, when the kicks were 50 yards or longer, Gay shined as he drilled 8 of his 11 kicks, including a 55 yarder and a 56 yarder in two separate seasons.
Depth at defensive line never hurts.
Watts is a big 6-5, 300-lb defensive tackle with the power to move his way up the field in a jiffy. He earned a starting spot for the Arkansas Razorbacks after riding the pine for the previous first three years and took advantage of the starting nod in 2018 as he had seven sacks on the year.
Despite his size, Watts isn’t your prototypical nose tackle, he’s more of an interior pass rusher, which would be a plus in the Cardinals ‘attacking’ 3-4 front that emphasizes the need for pressure up the middle.
His lack of tape outside his senior year and inconsistent run-stopping abilities are two primary reasons why he should fall to the end of the seventh. But, he does have the potential to be a future starter after some time spent on the practice squad.
Is Trace McSorley a quarterback? A wide receiver? A safety? Nobody knows, but when you have the last pick in the draft, you can risk picking a guy like McSorley who should find some way of sticking in the league.
While it’s doubtful that McSorley could be a starting quarterback in the NFL, it’s worth noting that he’s the winningest shot-caller in the storied Penn State football program.
Kliff Kingsbury could use McSorley as a weapon in the same fashion that Sean Payton did with QB/RB/WR Taysom Hill in 2018. McSorley ran a 4.57 40-yard-dash at the combine, which will make him a threat as a read-option player, much like Hill.
If McSorley wants to stick to playing quarterback, having a quarterback-whisperer in Kliff Kingsbury isn’t a bad way to develop him. But if he doesn’t stick in the NFL, so what? He was the last pick in the draft; the Cardinals can afford to have some fun with it.
*Note, if the number layout is off on the seventh round, the order is 248, 249, 254, all compensatory picks.