Free agency for Arizona Cardinals shifts draft focus
The moves the Arizona Cardinals made in free agency should shift the focus for them in the 2020 NFL Draft
Now that the Arizona Cardinals have almost completed their free agency spending frenzy, it is time to focus on the 2020 NFL Draft. The draft is still going to be held in April as scheduled per the NFL this past week.
The Cardinals don’t have much left to be able to spend against the 2020 salary cap. They still have a number of needs going into the draft.
They addressed the offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, and got a number one receiver so far. So what does that leave?
Don’t be surprised if the first round pick is either an offensive or defensive lineman. The only exception to that would likely be cornerback Jeff Okudah but let’s be honest here, he’ll be long gone by the eighth pick.
There are those out there that believe the Cardinals should still draft CeeDee Lamb to give quarterback Kyler Murray his favorite receiver. Don’t count on it.
Because the draft is deep in receivers, they could go get one later in the draft now that the Cardinals have their top five already on the roster. So it should not be a focus for the Cardinals in the draft.
The defensive secondary needs depth, maybe a guy that can step in soon to replace cornerback Patrick Peterson in a couple of years as it appears Peterson isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. However depth always seems to be a need for the Cardinals there.
The Cardinals also could look to grab a tight end. Although Maxx Williams and Charles Clay you’d think would be good enough to take care of that position for now along with Dan Arnold.
The Cardinals did re-sign Marcus Gilbert and Max Garcia on the offensive line but they could still use another guard or center in the draft. Expect to see at least one offensive lineman drafted.