Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim talked to the media on Wednesday
He’ll never give away his exact plans for the 2020 NFL Draft but according to Steve Keim, he sees 8-10 potential “blue chips” in this year’s draft. Who those 8-10 players are remain to be seen.
He also said if there is a receiver they are high on available at number 8 in the first round of the draft next week, he is likely to grab him. If you ask me, it’s all gamesmanship. This sounds like a ploy to throw us off the track of his actual plans.
But is it really? Clearly there are some very good receivers in this draft. It is a deep draft for receivers. Still while not unlikely, it just doesn’t seem the Cardinals really need a receiver that high when there will be many others available down the road in the draft.
Keim also left the door open to trading up or down in the draft. It is hard to imagine what the Cardinals could or would be willing to trade in order to move up? No, the Cardinals will not be trading Chandler Jones or Patrick Peterson as a CBS Sports mock draft suggested this week.
Maybe the most truthful statement from Keim on Wednesday came when he talked about the teams needs. He said there isn’t a position they can’t address in the draft. This is most definitely true.
Despite being strong at quarterback, running back, and even receiver, they could still address any and all those positions at some point. They just need to now take the right players.
Keim also addressed the DeAndre Hopkins–David Johnson trade, indicating now both players have passed physicals and the trade can commence. A lot of fans were waiting to to hear about Johnson’s physical. Johnson even tweeted the news himself on Wednesday.