The NFL Network listed one player to watch for each franchise at the NFL Scouting Combine, including the Arizona Cardinals
With so many Arizona Cardinals fans pining for receiver Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb, it was refreshing to see a national outlet like NFL Network jump away from that train and help gravitate fans to another potential star. Anyone interested in a cornerback?
While the biggest Cardinals needs arguably lie on the offensive and defensive lines and at linebacker. The Cardinals do need depth at cornerback and could be looking for a starter if something with Robert Alford or Patrick Peterson changes.
The Cardinals may be able to snag Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah. There’s a good chance he could be gone by the time the Cardinals draft at number 8 but if he’s there, NFL Network believes he’s a guy the Cardinals can’t pass up.
It would be very difficult to agree with that assessment. Those Cardinals fans that wanted to see Lamb or even Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy probably would take Okudah as a consolation, although he would hardly be classified as such.
It doesn’t appear that Peterson will be going anywhere anytime soon however. So Okudah would be vying for the opposite spot. Let’s also not forget the Cardinals have Byron Murphy Jr. in the mix.
Interestingly enough, NFL Network says the Indianapolis Colts should have their eye on Lamb and Las Vegas Raiders on Jeudy. The Colts pick at 13 and the Raiders at 12, which means the Cardinals will have passed both if they take Okudah (or someone else).
It would be interesting to see what the Cardinals would do if all 3 players presented themselves available at 8. It’s possible but not probable.
There is the chance that anyone before the Cardinals could take Lamb or Jeudy but the likelihood that at least one will be there is high. That’s when the fun starts. For now, let’s see what they can show at the Combine this week.