Expect the unexpected for Steve Keim’s first round pick
If you had to say one thing about the Arizona Cardinals drafting history: expect the unexpected with Steve Keim’s first round pick.
As mock draft season reaches a fever pitch, any NFL news is savored by parched and starving fans. In order to find that oasis of activity, these mocks run rampant and fans can suffer from paralysis by analysis.
In recent months, there have multiple players wanting to play the Arizona Cardinals and tons of speculation and wishing for this player to fall, move up, etc.
However, if you know anything about Keim and his drafting in the first round is that your desired player will most likely NOT be selected. Picks such as Deone Bucannon, Robert Nkemdiche and Josh Rosen all fall under this umbrella.
The frustration from years past have led me to have a lower set of expectations for the teams first round selection. That is in terms of who I personally think would be a slam dunk for the Cards. I’d love to get a corner or one of the top RBs in the draft.
What I will not allow myself to do is expect Keim to follow what we think he should do. If free agency provides any look into how he operates, then it’s going to be wild.
For the first time ever in his tenure, Keim has my trust headed into the draft. He has made me a believer, and you should believe in him too. This is coming up on the team’s best shot at a championship since Super Bowl XLIII.
So whatever he does, respond and don’t react to it. Figure out how the next pick will make this team better (unless it’s a Jordan Love-level kind of bad, then we can raise hell).
Cardinals fans will get plenty of time to drink and eat up all of the impact Steve Keim’s first round pick.