The Arizona Cardinals will be drafting 8th in the first round come Thursday night if everything sticks to current plan
We know the NFL Draft rarely unfolds how we believe it will, even in the first round. As far as the Arizona Cardinals go this year however, it is very difficult to gauge just what they will do.
Will they trade up? Will they trade down? What players will be available at 8 when its their turn in the first round on Thursday night?
Despite a lot is unknown, there are some bold predictions we can make here as far as the Cardinals are concerned. They may not be bold to some but still fun to predict nonetheless.
The Cardinals will not trade the 8th pick
There seems to be growing popularity with the idea the Cardinals will either trade up or trade down. More believe they will trade down in order to get another pick or two in the draft.
However, the Cardinals can succeed by just staying where they are. Trading down takes a bit of gambling. Trading up you can risk of gambling too much away.
These are not necessarily bad options, just not really what the Cardinals should do. Again, it’ll be all talk when all is said and done.
A quarterback will be chosen sometime during the draft
This was something being pondered even before the news on Thursday that came out about Cardinals backup quarterback Brett Hundley. TMZ reported on Thursday his ex-wife is suing him claiming he was violent towards her before and during their marriage. We don’t know the truth yet but this clearly could be an issue for the team.
The Cardinals have not had any response to this yet. Certainly we hope the allegations are not true but does this news give the team an excuse to take a quarterback in the draft instead of maybe waiting until after the draft to sign an undrafted free agent?
Look for the Cardinals to take a quarterback in the draft. It will likely come in the middle rounds.
The Cardinals will ignore one of these three positions, defensive line, offensive line, or linebacker
It seems most Cardinals fans are in agreement these are the three biggest needs for the Cardinals in the draft. That said, it could easily end up being where they fail to select a player at one of these positions.
If they do, it is likely because they surprisingly drafted a position not necessarily talked about much in the days leading up to the draft. They could end up with a running back or tight end.