Build Through the NFL Draft
The Cardinals could opt to bring back a player or two listed in the previous slide and build through the draft. However, Steve Keim’s previous draft picks have been ticky-tacky at receiver. Hakeem Butler and Andy Isabella are two examples that never worked in his favor.
Also, the Cardinals have pressing needs at corner and potentially at edge and offensive line. And if they cannot bring back James Conner and/or Chase Edmonds, they have yet another hole on the roster. Overall, the team cannot afford to create another need by failing to re-sign their own.
But, the 2022 Draft boasts deep talent at receivers. The towering Drake London leads a class that also possesses talent like Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, and the big, fast Treyton Burks.
So if the Cardinals opted to build, or rebuild, their pass-catching units through the draft, it’s not the end of the world. With so many hot prospects toward the top, whoever they select has a good chance to contribute from Day One.