Arizona Cardinals could be looking for running back
With the NFL Draft just 3 days away, so many rumors and predictions are going around surrounding what the Arizona Cardinals will do
So the one position many feel is one of the most secure on the Arizona Cardinals roster is the running back position. After all, David Johnson and Chase Edmonds are 1-2 currently at the spot.
However reading over the weekend that maybe the Cardinals are looking at running backs in addition to all of the other needed positions. With 10 picks currently in the draft, I guess you look at everything. But running back?
Is the thought maybe Johnson would be more of a receiver in head coach Kliff Kingsbury‘s offense? Certainly we want to see more of him there than we did in 2018. He’s already proven though he can handle the shared load at both positions.
Johnson can definitely still run. A full time move to receiver wouldn’t make sense. His versatility can still allow him to get 70-80 receptions along with 1,000-1,500 yards rushing.
At this point it would still seem more prudent to look at receivers. Maybe they feel the draft is deeper with backs? It always comes down to a matter of opinion though.
Fans definitely would love the 2016 Johnson back. That player had 20 touchdowns rushing, four receiving and had 1,239-yards rushing and 80 receptions for an additional 879-yards.
Johnson will do whatever is asked without question or challenge though. I wouldn’t look for any running backs to be drafted in the higher rounds but maybe they can find a steal in the middle rounds? That is if they still have picks left.
If they end up trading some picks away, they can’t afford to go draft a back. It has been always said, and general manager Steve Keim backed it up last week, you don’t draft for need, you draft for best available.
Once the middle rounds come up though, you can afford to take chances as long as you were successful in who you really wanted early on. Just don’t be shocked if a running back selection is made this weekend.