Round seven: Go crazy! Go stupid! Ah!
There isn’t lower expectations in the draft than the last round. Most of the players selected are known as undrafted free agent talents or troubled personalities that teams select to have priority over others on the open market.
But, none of these players are guaranteed to get a roster spot; and with the Cardinals having their seventh rounders be in the last six (248, 249, 254), the players they select may have a tougher time cracking the roster.
So that means it time to go crazy. Whether it be taking a shot on unheralded talent, good stories, or players potentially needing a position chance the Cardinals should attempt to find a hidden gem. Because, at this point, the Cardinals should have a just as easy time adding opening day 53-man talent in the undrafted market as in the seventh.
A player that I often mock to the Cardinals with the last pick is Penn State QB/athlete Trace McSorley (pictured). Although he may not find a shot in the NFL as a full-time quarterback, his background, athleticism, and love for football is similar to Saints’ utility Taysom Hill. While it’s a long-shot that he pans out like Hill, it couldn’t hurt to try.
As for undrafted talent, the Cardinals shouldn’t be afraid to sign them all (literally and metaphorically). A lot of the undrafted players end up being cheap depth for teams and there is always the possibility of finding the next gem.
Basically, in the seventh and undrafted market, Steve Keim should go crazy and take as many shots as possible. It can’t hurt to try, right?