3 moves the Cardinals must make to host a home Super Bowl

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Kyler Murray
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Kyler Murray /
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Draft for the present

Maybe I’m being harsh on general manager Steve Keim. In 2019, he drafted Kyler Murray first overall, and he’s since been to two Pro Bowls, even if I have my reservations about him. In 2020, Isaiah Simmons at least earned a spot on the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

But what about Zaven Collins, who looked lost until the Week 17 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys when he played outside linebacker? Collins had just 25 combined tackles and one tackle for loss. Of his 25 combined, only 13 were solo.

You can argue Rondale Moore had his moments, with 54 receptions and 435 yards with an 84.4 percent catch rate. But his pedestrian 8.1 yards per reception shows the Cardinals saw him more as a dump-off target than a legit receiving threat.

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If the Cardinals want to host a home Super Bowl this year, they need to draft impact players in the first three rounds. Or at least solid contributors. The Cardinals didn’t do that in 2021, and as a result, they failed to grow, suffering yet another monumental collapse.