The Arizona Cardinals now have people out there talking about the possibility of them not taking Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray
It seems for months now everyone that writes, talks, breathes the NFL Draft have pegged the Arizona Cardinals and their number one pick intentions. Many believed they were taking Kyler Murray.
Recently, ESPN’s Mel Kiper said he still believes “99.9 percent” the Cardinals are taking Murray. However over the weekend it was reported by CBS’s Pete Prisco, that his source says the Cardinals are moving away from him.
The source believes they will go defense. Who that defensive person is remains to be seen. His source says Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd believes they should draft Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa.
What in the world is going on here? Two guys I normally disagree with are making actual sense! Prisco is reporting this to be the case while Cowherd agrees with it. He thinks the Cardinals should stick with Josh Rosen.
On Monday’s “The Herd”, he pointed out a three point plan for success. One, get a quarterback. They did that last season by drafting Rosen. Point two he said get an offensive line to protect the quarterback. Point three was to get a defensive rusher to get to the other team’s quarterback.
By skipping Murray, the Cardinals can take care of point three with either Williams or Bosa. This allows them to take care of point two, drafting top offensive linemen.
Cowherd makes a great point in that the Cardinals have the number one pick in each of the second and third rounds as well. In the second round go get one of the top centers in this draft, who are likely to be available. He’s talking NC State’s Garrett Bradbury or Mississippi State’s Elgton Jenkins.
Then with the first pick of the third round, go get Oklahoma guard Cody Ford. Overall, the idea is solid. It’s the most sense I may have ever understood Cowherd make.
Astonishing it took until the 2019 NFL Draft but it’s true. It’s a well thought out plan for the best path to Cardinals success over the near future.