Arizona Cardinals finish off day two with a bang
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals finished off round two and started round three with a couple of very good players
We talked about who the Arizona Cardinals got rid of in Josh Rosen but what about who they have gained this evening? They got UMass receiver Andy Isabella with the 62nd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft in the second round and a few picks later got Boston College defensive end Zach Allen to kick off the third round.
Isabella had himself a season and career at UMass. He had 102 receptions for 1,698-yards and 13 receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in 2018.
As receivers were going off the board quickly, Isabella was arguably the best remaining. Some felt D.K. Metcalf from Ole Miss was better. However it appeared the Cardinals were never interested in him. So Isabella it was.
As for the third round pick, Allen is definitely a great one. He had 16.5 sacks in three seasons with the Eagles. Of those, 6.5 came last season. He also had an interception and seven passes defensed in 2018.
That tells you not only is he getting to the quarterback, he gets his hands up as well. The Cardinals need a young active player like that on their defensive line.
Over his Boston College career, he had 199-tackles. Of those, 40.5 were for a loss. That was in a very competitive ACC.
So now the Cardinals have gotten their receiver. They’ve gotten a defensive lineman that many believed should have been taken care of early. They also got a cornerback that may stir up conversation about the future of Patrick Peterson.
They took care of it soon thereafter however and that should be good enough for now. Now they need to focus on rounds four through seven on Saturday.
They still need to address the offensive line. They need more help in protecting Kyler Murray. Offensive line depth has to continue to be at the top of the priority list for the Cardinals.