Cardinals 2022 Draft: Three-round mock to remain an NFC contender

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The Arizona Cardinals have a finite time until their championship window will close. In order to salvage that window, they must hit in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Following the disastrous collapse of the Arizona Cardinals in 2021, changes need to be made in order to salvage the championship window the team finds itself in.

Franchise signal-caller Kyler Murray is approaching the end of his rookie deal, and that will effectively end any hopes the Cardinals have of funding the construction of a complete roster to put around the quarterback.

Arizona general manager Steve Keim will have to really hit this offseason process out of the park to regain the trust of the fan base.

However, it is not just the fan base that Keim should be worried about. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill was obviously very frustrated with the way his team closed out the 2021 season as opposed to where they started off.

Arizona began the 2021 campaign at a perfect 7-0 and then they found a way to finish the year at 11-6 with very embarrassing losses to the likes of the Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions thrown in there for good measure. Reportedly, Bidwill has recently hinted that changes are very much possible according to former writer, Kyle Odegard.

If Keim wasn’t on the hot seat before, he sure is now. In order for him to prove that he still deserves this job, he will have to not only hit in free agency this year, but also the 2022 NFL Draft.