The Arizona Cardinals should be able to get a nice haul for the first overall pick from teams desperate to add Kyler Murray or Nick Bosa.
With draft season heating up, the Arizona Cardinals will soon need to make a decision on just what they will do with the first overall pick, and it’s not like they are short of options. While some fans may push for Kyler Murray or others will push for a defensive playmaker such as Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, or Josh Allen. But there’s also a third option; not having the pick at all.
The Arizona Cardinals draft situation is eerily similar to the Tennessee Titans in 2016, as both teams have a young quarterback but multiple holes to fill around him. Like the Titans in 2016, the possibility of trading down is real. Unlike the Titans, they can get an even better haul of picks.
For reference, the Titans haul from the Rams two first round picks (2016 15th overall, 2017 5th overall), two second-round picks in 2016, two third round picks (one in 2016 and 2017) for an exchange of the top pick (Jared Goff), their fourth and sixth rounder in 2016.
The Cardinals are in a different situation though, because teams won’t just look to trade up to get a quarterback, they also might want their shot to get a generational defensive talent in either Bosa, Williams, or Allen. Steve Keim and Kingsbury have also increased the value of the pick because of the threat of drafting Kyler Murray, who Kingsbury is known to be infatuated with.