Trey McBride could be the long-term answer to fixing the Arizona Cardinals’ Tight End position.
The Cardinals were very fortunate to have McBride fall to them in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. However, the 2021 Mackey Award winner was a smart pick by general manager Steve Kiem as they got a 1st round talent in what could be the steal of the draft.
McBride has a very high upside and should provide much-needed depth at the position. He will also provide youth as Ertz is 31 and Williams is 28. McBride is competitive when the ball is in the air and excels at snatching contested throws.
He should also serve as an extra weapon for Murray in the red zone. McBride also has the speed to make plays down the seam and is strong after the catch. McBride also has a huge catch radius with powerful hands.
McBride was the best tight end prospect in the draft, and it made sense for Kiem to draft him with Williams returning from a severe injury. McBride isn’t just an insurance policy but is more than likely the future starting tight end if he lives up to his potential.