Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury held a pre-draft press conference on Tuesday
Still sitting here wondering if we really learned anything new from the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday. According to general manager Steve Keim they still have not decided on who to take number one.
Their draft board is complete now they are transitioning to their 120-board which they create every draft of the top 120 players they wish to target. Keim likely said they won’t be any closer to deciding on the number one pick until that board is complete.
He was asked the question about dealing with all the speculation regarding the number one pick that is out there. He didn’t mince words.
"The fact that I don’t know what we’re doing but everyone else does, that’s concerning"
So, even if he does know what they are doing, he’s doing a great job of hiding it and to a point, chastising others for spinning mis-information. He says he’s enjoyed the process having the number one pick but certainly would not like to be there ever again.
He also addressed the receiver position. He acknowledged that there are receivers they like and will be on their board. He would not speculate on any specific players.
In fact, no specific players were mentioned other than current quarterback Josh Rosen. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he’s been great, been first in the door everyday. For all that is going on, it is certainly good news to hear Rosen being professional about this.
One other point Keim made early in the press conference is drafting need versus best player available. He said if the player fits both molds, then that’s the way it’ll go. But he said teams have to be careful about drafting for need, that’s when teams get into trouble.
It’s a great point to remember if the Cardinals do in fact draft Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. They know they have a quarterback. Do they believe they have a better one available in the draft? We’ll know in nine days.