The Arizona Cardinals attended the University of Kentucky’s Pro Day this week
All the talk around what the Arizona Cardinals will do with the number one pick in the draft has been mainly centered around University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. If not him, then it has been University of Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.
What about Kentucky outside linebacker Josh Allen? He is someone that has intrigued some draft experts. He is a definitely a guy the Cardinals could look at in the first round.
The Cardinals pass rush certainly has needed help. However is that the way the team should go in the first round? This especially given the recent free agent pickups the Cardinals have made?
Certainly the Cardinals didn’t get any younger with their free agent pickups in guys like Terrell Suggs, Jordan Hicks, and Brooks Reed. But at some point youth will need to prevail on the roster. That’s where the staying power comes from, not just a one or two year cycle of good pass rushing.
It would be hard to imagine the Cardinals taking Allen with the number one pick, but they could move down a few spots to give the number one pick to someone that wants Murray or needs Murray more than the Cardinals do.
Maybe they could pick Murray with the number one, then trade him for whoever takes Allen. Allen will be a top 10 pick in the draft.
A couple of cornerbacks at Kentucky’s Pro Day also could be possibilities for the Cardinals. Lonnie Johnson Jr and Derrick Baity Jr. will be looking for an NFL home. Johnson Jr. stands at 6-2, 213 and Baity Jr stands at 6-2, 197.
Johnson could maybe be a second, likely a third round pick. Baity Jr. likely will hear his name called somewhere in rounds five through seven.