The newest member of the Arizona Cardinals, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, gets fans ready for the 2020 NFL Draft.
It will look different, but in the end, the 2020 NFL Draft will go on, glitches be damned. For the Arizona Cardinals, the eighth pick is a big deal, perhaps franchise-changing. And as if that wasn’t enough, newest desert resident, DeAndre Hopkins, lent an amazing tweet to get fans excited.
Hey, these are crazy times. For a draft that was scheduled to be in Las Vegas, an event that may have dwarfed every draft previously, tonight’s effort could appear tame and underwhelming. That’s probably likely. But for a league actually open for business, albeit, for now, tonight and the next few days will be huge.
Hopkins, who was acquired by the Cardinals during an impressive free agency frenzy, may potentially dwarf any pick that General Manager Steve Keim makes tonight or over the course of the next few days. Hopkins moves the needle not just for Arizona, but in the NFC West, perhaps setting off some interesting movement up and down the division.
The No. 8 pick is a big opportunity for Keim and the Cardinals. It’s a chance to be aggressive with a selection that could potentially yield a significant result. Conventional wisdom says Arizona plays it safe and drafts an offensive lineman. However, if the Cardinals hold on to that eighth pick, the Arizona war room will be faced with a monumental choice, especially if they select a franchise type of receiver surely to be available.
Either way, Hopkins’ tweet provides some early fire for Cardinals fans who get another taste of “what will be.” With the season still months away, this tweet sets the table for what could be a third franchise-changing event in the span of one year. With Kyler Murray, and now Hopkins, Arizona could very well be the most interesting team in 2020. With tonight’s potential draft pick, the sky’s the limit.