Arizona Cardinals draft grades are in

(Photo by Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer via Imagn Content Services) Myjai Sanders
(Photo by Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer via Imagn Content Services) Myjai Sanders /

The grades for the Arizona Cardinals are officially in from a number of sites.

The list, compiled by, gathered a number of draft grades for the Cardinals.

There was one clear message that most agreed on: the fact that the Arizona Cardinals draft class did not grade well.

Multiple sites gave out grades that were on the lower side, it not the lowest in the NFC and among the lowest in the league.

So do the websites listed in the link above have any substance when it comes to grading this draft so early? Most draft classes don’t have their impact known until three to five years down the road.

After all, these are just opinions given- everyone sees the Cardinals draft differently, which are respected. That takes us to the next question; are these grades the correct grades to hand out?

Arizona Cardinals draft grades are a bit early, but writers aren’t wrong

Let’s face it, each draft pick will have their chance to make the roster and make an impact. But the writers were correct to say that Cardinals overspent for Marquise Hollywood Brown.

Go look at Brown’s 2021 season vs Christian Kirk. Brown is only about 30 yards, one touchdown and about 15 receptions better than Christian Kirk. Kirk was not worth a first-rounder. So why spend it on Brown?

Drafting a tight end is a bit confusing, but it’s a nice investment piece. Trey McBride has grown on me since the draft ended, and he should do fine.

The area of concern is taking three defensive linemen when there was already a logjam at the position.

Are these guys ever going to see the field (Can Thomas, Myjai Sanders) when late-rounders like Victor Dumikeji and Rashad Lawrence have yet to see playing time? Remember Michael Dogbe? He’s still sticking around on the depth chart.

It’s too early to judge this draft class. But at the same time though, the way they were acquired in sequence can be graded and it doesn’t look to make that much sense right now.

We’ll see if it pays off in the next few years.